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The North Sefton Community Children's Physiotherapy service covers a wide range of conditions including respiratory, neurology and musculoskeletal difficulties in differing environments.
The service provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment, equipment, practical advice and support to children and young people with a wide range of conditions to promote maximum recovery and independance. The service also provides advice and support to children and young people's carers and families.
The team have specialist knowledge in:
By ensuring appropriate and timely information, advice, assessment, intervention, review and equipment provision they can reduce the risk of long-term health problems for children.
We see patients from Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm (excluding bank holidays).
We are based at the Children's Centre in Southport:
You can also call us on 01704 395 895 and our fax number is 01704 395 880.
Respiratory physiotherapy may be needed by babies, children or young people with:
We see babies, children and young people in their local community either at home or in nursery or school.
We develop individual chest management plans with the patient and families to help prevent chest infections and reduce attendance and admission into hospital. We work closely with our colleagues in the medical and physiotherapy respiratory teams at our Alder Hey site to promote optimal care. We also work closely with your child’s school to ensure that they can also support the chest management plan.
We have many different skills to help us, for example:
We work closely with the patients and families to develop shared goals aimed at promoting optimal function and improving quality of life. Strategies for managing acute respiratory symptoms, as well as long term management plans, are put into place. We support you in your local community in managing day to day respiratory symptoms and also help in preventing recurrent attendance and admissions to hospital.
We educate and advise children and young people with long term respiratory problems, and their families and carers, about airway clearance and exercise. We will teach you about the different techniques and equipment that can be used, as well as help you to manage your day to day treatment dependent on your activity level and whether or not you have any symptoms.
Children in Sefton between the ages of 0-16 years can be referred by GPs and health professionals.
Alder Hey Children's Charity