Physiotherapy

The team of physiotherapists based at Fairfield specialise in assessing and treating our children. They treat a wide range of conditions using specialist skills to maximise independence and function of the child.  The staff are registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) and have Enhanced CRB checks.  Some are also members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP). 

The team work alongside other professionals, parents and educational staff in providing advice, postural management, and assessing for equipment. Individual exercise programmes can be provided and reviewed and adapted as indicated. 

Examples of conditions that the team assess and treat are:

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Muscular Dystrophies

  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy

  • Spina Bifida

  • Down’s Syndrome

  • Delayed Development

  • Musculo-skeletal conditions

  • Obstetric brachial plexus palsy (Erb’s Palsy)

  • Soft tissue injuries

  • Fractures

  • Perthes Disease

  • Juvenile Idiopathatic Arthritis

  • Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis

  • Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

  • Talipes

  • Torticollis

Michael Bates