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Paediatric Physiotherapy

Paediatric Physiotherapy involves working with children and young people who have mobility, developmental, neurological or orthopaedic conditions.

Physiotherapists are allied health professionals who aim to provide a high-quality, needs-led service to children and young people who. Working in partnership with the children, their parents or carers, other health, education and social services professionals and voluntary bodies is integral in achieving this. 

Physiotherapists may work with children with:

  • Developmental delay
  • Neurological conditions
  • Genetic conditions
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Musculoskeletal conditions.

The service provided (including ages of children seen, referral criteria, and types of conditions seen) will differ depending on your locality.

Take a look at the services that we offer in:

Brent Community Services
Children may receive therapy at various locations in Brent, including

  • Clinics
  • Mainstream or special schools
  • Nurseries
  • Children’s centres
  • Patient’s home. 

Your child will be allocated a named physiotherapist, from the following four teams:

Community North team - based at Wembley Centre for Health and Care, 116 Chaplin Road,  Wembley HA0 4UZ - Click here for a map of the area.
Tel. 020 8795 6229

Community South team - based at Willesden Centre for Health and Care
Tel. 020 8795 7272

Paediatric MSK Service - based at both Willesden and Wembley Centre for Health and Care.
Tel. 020 8795 6229

Special Schools team - based at The Village School, Grove Park, Kingsbury, London, NW9 0JY - Click here for a map of the area.
Tel. 020 8204 8150

For more information visit the Brent Community Service pages here

Ealing Community Services 
The main service base for the Ealing paediatric physiotherapy team is Carmelita House, Ealing Broadway. However, services are delivered out of a number of locations as listed below:

  • Early years settings, e.g. playgroups, nurseries and children’s centres
  • Home-based intervention to assess/set up equipment and advise family.
  • Special schools
  • Mainstream schools
  • Paediatric Physiotherapy clinics are held weekly at Carmelita House, Featherstone Road Clinic, and Grand Union Village Health Centre. This includes Joint Physiotherapy/Occupational Clinics held at Carmelita House
  • Multi-disciplinary clinics with the Child Development Team (CDT) within Ealing Service 
  • For Children With Additional Needs (ESCAN) are held at Carmelita House
  • Acute clinic at Ealing Hospital for post fracture/trauma.

For more information visit the Ealing Community Service pages here.

Harrow Community Services 
The team is based in Chaucer Unit, on Level 3 of the main ward block at Northwick Park Hospital.

We work in partnerships with the children and young people, their parents or carers, other health, education, and social services professionals and voluntary bodies. Intervention is carried out in the following settings:

  • Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre
  • Northwick Park Hospital - Jack’s Place, NNU, and Chaucer Unit
  • Harrow Schools - Primary and Secondary Mainstream and Special Schools
  • Harrow nurseries and children centres.

If you have any direct queries or comments please call 020 8869 3010, or for more information visit the Harrow Community Service pages here

Brent Community Services

Sarah Leer, Lead for Paediatric Physiotherapy/Service Manager

Sara Taylor, Community Paediatric Physiotherapist

Sarah Harding, Community Paediatric Physiotherapist

Kalpana Sanghrajka, Community Paediatric Physiotherapist

Shabana Shaikh, Community Paediatric Physiotherapist

Ambika Menon, Clinical Lead/Community Paediatric Physiotherapist

Laura Jones, Physiotherapist

Jackie Clements, Physiotherapy Assistant

Irena Kurpiel, Physiotherapy Assistant

Sylvie Michael, Administrator

Sharon Braithwaite, Administrator

Ealing Community Service

Sue Mckenzie, Service Manager

Susan Dennett, Administrator

Rachel Brunton, Paediatric Physiotherapist

Adilah Rasdien, Paediatric Physiotherapist

Sarah Brown, Paediatric Physiotherapist

Kofo Davies-Oto, Paediatric Physiotherapist

Caroline Ryde, Paediatric Physiotherapist

Rachel Filby, Paediatric Physiotherapist

Pam Townsend, Paediatric Physiotherapist

Jo Innes, Paediatric Physiotherapist

Mary-Jo Middleton, Paediatric Physiotherapist

Dalbir Banger (Max), Physiotherapy Assistant

Harrow Community Service

Maria Luscombe
, Head of Paediatric Therapy Services

Samantha Old, Lead of Paediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

Cheryl-Anne Snyders, Principal Paediatric Physiotherapist (Pre-schools and Schools Special Needs Service)

Michelle Martin, Senior Medical Secretary

Kalpna Vekaria, Administration Manager

Contact a Family 
An organisation which provides information and support to families needing extra help because of their child's disability or medical condition.
Tel: 0808 808 3555

Making Contact 
A service from Contact a Family linking together families with disabled children.

Scope Charity UK 
A charity providing disability information, support and services.
Tel: 0808 800 3333

Aspire Centre 
A warm swimming pool (30-32 degrees), with disabled access.
Tel: 020 8875 2603

Association of Paediatric Physiotherapists 
A link to parent information leaflets on conditions and topics commonly referred to Paediatric Physiotherapists.

Harrow Parents 4 Disabled Children 
A friendly group of parents who are part of the steering group representing families of disabled children ages 0-19 years in the London Borough of Harrow.
Tel : 07928 577 689