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Paediatric School Visits

Paediatric School Visits

At Manchester Neuro Physio, we recognise that our younger patients can often have complex requirements. We look to deliver a service that can be flexible to meet their specific needs. A child's development is heavily dependent on their school environment and that is why we recognise how valuable a school visit by one of our specialised physiotherapists may be for your child.

What is a School Visit?

At Manchester Neuro Physio, we are able to send our physiotherapists out to your child's familiar environment, where they can then receive functional physiotherapy treatment. We can help your child to maximise their potential in the learning environment and overcome any physical problems they may experience throughout a school day. We are also able to educate teachers or carers on the expertise they need to maximise the potential of your child.

Additionally, we can make suggestions for and provide any specialist equipment that may be beneficial to your child after a full assessment in the school.

Who benefits from school visits?

Being assessed in a place which is comfortable and familiar to your child can be beneficial to achieve the best outcomes from every session of physiotherapy. Not only can your child benefit from the school visit, but those who care for them can also! Some common conditions which are likely to benefit from a school visit by a physiotherapist include, but are not limited to:

  • Down's Syndrome
  • Cerebal Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Head Injury
  • Dyspraxia

What happens at a School Visit?

Similar to all physiotherapy sessions, the school visit will begin with an assessment of your child. This assessment allows the physiotherapist to gain an understanding into the extent of your child's needs. This can then be used to help devise a treatment plan and the appropriate interventions.

The appropriate interventions and treatment for your child's development will be dependent on your child's specific needs and tailor made for them.

Advantages of a school visit

School Visits are helpful for your child to maximise their potential and quality of life. Specific physiotherapy treatment can help them to overcome problems that they may have functionally day-to-day. Some examples of advantages of school vists are:

  • A comfortable and familiar environment for your child
  • Gives the physiotherapist an insight into your child's daily coping strategies
  • Treatment is provided in a functional environment which they use regularly
  • Allows specific interventions to be put in place

If you would like to know more about our paediatric school visits or would like to book an appointment, please contact us today on 0161 883 0066.