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We have had to make some important changes to our service provision, due to current COVID 19 restrictions.
This service is in place for a small cohort of patients identified to be in need of urgent respiratory input and risk of acute deterioration.
This category will also include any new referrals identified as critical following telephone consultation, post-operative patients and any sudden acquired impairments/ trauma.
We aim to provide these children with:
We would like to assure all of our patients and families that you can contact us for any queries by calling our office as normal, you may have to leave a message but these are regularly checked and we will get back to you.
We would love to hear how our children are getting on with their home exercise programs.
You can follow community physio on Twitter @south_seftonpt @AHNorthSefton
Please note that other departments like orthotics and wheelchair services are also changing their service provision. We advise you to ring them in advance, to discuss repair / provision as necessary. Contact numbers can be found below:
Orthotics - 0151 252 5318
Wheelchair services – 0151 529 3033
Community Equipment stores - 0151 288 6208
Call 0151 282 4907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the Alder Hey COVID-19 Information Hub for up to date information regarding COVID symptoms, frequently asked questions, mental health resources and home schooling information for parents
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.
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