Therapy Services

Acute Paediatric Physiotherapy

• 0191 282 1796 or 0191 282 1285

Acute Paediatric Physiotherapy

Our Paediatric Physiotherapy Team provides a comprehensive range of high quality care for babies, children and young adults with musculoskeletal, neurological or cardio-respiratory conditions.

Our vision is to provide the highest standard of patient and family-centred care that is innovative and forward-thinking.

The services we deliver range from treatments for common disorders, to more specialist care for complex problems, such as hydrotherapy, non-invasive ventilation and Ponsetti casting for congenital foot deformities

Care and support when and where you need it

Our 28-strong team includes clinical specialists, and highly skilled and experienced physiotherapists and assistants. Many of our services are regional, so we treat children and young adults from all over North East, and sometimes from across the UK. We see patients at the Great North Children’s Hospital at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and at the Freeman Hospital.

Outpatient appointments

For some of our specialty services we offer outpatient appointments, home visits or school visits. We also run outreach clinics in towns such as Carlisle, Darlington and Sunderland.

For all our patients, the first stage of treatment is a comprehensive assessment. This is carried out by an experienced paediatric physiotherapist who is skilled in helping children and their families feel at ease. Once we’ve identified the problem we believe in involving the whole family to set goals for your child’s treatment.

We aim to make treatment sessions fun and interactive and involve the whole family as much as possible. We may also help you to learn treatment techniques you can continue with your children yourself, outside of hospital. We work closely with all the healthcare professionals involved in your child’s care, and we're involved in discharge-planning and referral to local community physio teams.


Contact us

For more information, please contact:

Victoria Mitchinson (Team Leader)

0191 282 1796 or 0191 282 1285

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