An integrated approach

Every student has a named specialist paediatric physiotherapist who completes a baseline physiotherapy assessment as soon as they arrive. This forms the basis for mobility and postural management programmes that are tailored to individual need and are integrated into all areas of school life.

Physiotherapy can be delivered in individual sessions or within a group, and is integrated into the classrooms and boarding houses. Our physiotherapists train staff and carers so that there is a consistent approach and delivery of student's programme. We encourage maximum input from our students to help them fulfil their functional potential and are also happy to advise and support parents.

We also offer:

  • Standing programmes
  • Mobility programmes including: walking, triking and wheelchair mobility;
  • Hydrotherapy programmes
  • Assessment and management of orthotic needs, and a weekly clinic with a visiting orthotist
  • Daily pain clinic
  • 24-hour weekday on-call service for students with respiratory needs
  • Liaison with outside professionals, including other therapists, wheelchair services and consultants
  • Support for students on return to school following surgery or botulinum toxin injections
  • Fitness and co-ordination groups
  • Two therapeutic riding groups each week
  • Involvement in the delivery of the curriculum, including personal and physical development, sensory, and enrichment sessions
  • On-site seating and wheelchair clinics
  • Advice on equipment provision