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What do County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust Physiotherapists do?

Our Physiotherapist's base treatment on an assessment of the child's needs and the formation of an individualised approach to physical management to maximise the physical potential in our service users.  The team recognises the importance of working collaboratively with the child, parents and carers in order to maximise a child's physical ability and independence. 

We work with:

  • Parents and carers
  • Paediatricians
  • Consultants and Surgeons
  • Teachers
  • Health Visitors
  • School Nurses
  • GP's Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Psychologist
  • Orthotists
  • Dieticians

Where do Paediatric Physiotherapists work?

Our therapists try their best to facilitate the needs of all children, parents and carers so may carry out their work in:

  • Child's home
  • Schools
  • Nurseries
  • Clinics
  • Child Development Centres
  • Children's Centres
  • Hospitals
  • Hospices

'I feel it is important to relay my experience back to let the staff know they are doing a brilliant job! I would like them to know I appreciated all they did for myself, my family and our beautiful baby girl.'

Patient, Labour Ward, Darlington Memorial Hospital