Paediatric physiotherapy (Brent)

The Brent paediatric physiotherapy service provides a child and family-focused therapy approach to children and young people in Brent, who have physical motor difficulties that may impact on their function or development.

Conditions include neurological, developmental delay, rheumatology, developmental co-ordination, abnormal gait, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems, rehabilitation following surgery or acquired head injury.

What can you expect from our service?
We work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team including paediatric occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, paediatricians, primary and secondary care,nursing teams, voluntary organisations, early years services, education and social care. 

We provide assessment, individualised programmes, training and equipment if necessary. We promote inclusion in schools and provide advice on how children with physical needs can fully access the curriculum to their maximum potential.

Input can involve direct therapy on an individual basis, in groups, specialist clinics, stretching and strengthening exercise plans, postural care, positioning, manual handling, health promotion and advice to schools and social care. We also  train parents, carers and school staff to carry out programmes to enable continued care in all aspects of a child’s daily life.

Core hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays), but there is flexibility outside these hours on request, including Saturday appointments for certain clinics.


Children may receive therapy at various locations in Brent, including clinics, mainstream or special schools, nurseries, children’s centres or patient’s home.

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

Community North team 
The Community North team are based at Wembley Centre for Health and Care. Map.
Tel 020 8795 6229

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

Paediatric MSK Service
The Paediatric MSK service is based at both Willesden and Wembley Centres
Tel. 020 8795 6229

Special Schools
The Special Schools team is based at The Village School.
Tel. 020 8204 8150

North team (Wembley):

  • Sarah Leer, Professional Lead/Manager
  • Sara Taylor, Physiotherapist
  • Sarah Harding, Physiotherapist
  • Kalpana Sanghrajka, Physiotherapist

South Team (Willesden):

  • Shabana Shaikh, Physiotherapist
  • Locum Physiotherapist

Village school team:

  • Ambika Menon, Clinical lead
  • Laura Jones, Physiotherapist
  • Jackie Clements, Physiotherapy Assistant
  • Irena Kurpiel, Physiotherapy Assistant

Administrators (Wembley):

  • Sylvie Michael, Administrator
  • Sharon Braithwaite, Administrator

We accept referrals for children living in Brent, with a Brent GP and/ or attending a Brent school, age 0-16 years and to 19 years for children attending a special school. 

Brent Paediatric Physiotherapy referral form

Referrals should be sent to:

Sarah Leer, Lead for Paediatric Physiotherapy
Barham House
Wembley Centre for Health and Care
116 Chaplin Rd

Admin: 020 8795 6229
Fax: 020 8795 6333     
email: ehn-tr.brentpaedphysioreferrals@nhs.net