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Paediatric physiotherapy is focused on the developing child and our paediatric physiotherapist has a wealth of experience in treating children from 0-17.

Children are not just small adults and as such require detailed and thorough assessment with not only the child but also through information gathering from the parents or guardian and any other providers involved in a child’s care.

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What can I come and see the specialist paediatric physiotherapist for?
  • General aches and pains
  • Hypermobility including generalised joint pains (inc. EDS)
  • Any back or neck pain including scoliosis
  • Posture, ergonomics, back care
  • Perthes / hip impingement
  • Anterior knee pain or dislocation
  • Sporting injuries / rehabilitation / general warm up advice
  • Ankle instability / recurrent sprains
  • Growth related pains – Severs and Osgood Schlatters
  • Post fracture rehabilitation
  • Shoulder instability
  • Concerns over gait
  • Post orthopaedic surgery
  • Development Coordination Disorder (dyspraxia)
  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
Specifically for babies

Our lead paediatric physio Kath Frame enjoys supporting new mothers and encouraging them to share their concerns regarding their new baby’s development. Kath can see you following a routine screening with a health visitor or doctor, if suggested, where developmental problems are commonly picked up.

You can also come independently to discuss how to encourage your child’s development at any stage, for example, if you have noticed they are not lifting their head, rolling, crawling or if they appear to be delaying walking.

  • Tight neck muscles (Torticollis)
  • Baby prefers to look towards one way
  • Flattening of the babies skull (Plagiocephaly)
  • Baby doesn’t use their arm as expected following delivery (Erbs Palsy)
  • Baby’s back appears to curve
  • Unusual foot or toe positions (Positional talipes / metatarsus adductus / calcaneal valgus / overlapping toes)
  • General positioning / handling / advice on sleeping positions / use of carriers
  • Hip dysplasia (DDH)
  • Baby massage
Specifically for the Under 5s
  • Tip toe walking
  • Flat feet
  • Back pain
  • Knock / bow (valgus/varus) knees
  • Talipes
  • In toeing / tripping and falls
  • General Asymmetry
  • Parental Concerns
Other conditions
  • Respiratory / chest treatment
  • Some neurological conditions ( please call to discuss)

What To Expect

On you first visit, depending on the age of your child, the assessment will be directed appropriately with use of observation perhaps through play, movement of joints, assessment of muscle length and strength. This is always in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where parents and the child concerned can discuss any questions at any time with the physiotherapist and it is important that visiting the physiotherapist is a fun and enjoyable experience to allow us to best see the capabilities of any child.

Treatment will consist of a variety of appropriate approaches including encouraging development and movement through play which will be strongly encouraged in the home environment, strengthening exercises, stretches, joint mobilisations, sport specific rehabilitation and lots of advice. There is also hydrotherapy and sports massage which are very beneficial treatment modalities.

Kath strongly believes in involving the parents and family around the child to achieve the best outcome when delivering and advising on a treatment plan to achieve jointly agreed goals. This will be strongly encouraged following your initial assessment where any problems identified will be explained and decisions made together on how best to have an effect on improving them.

Do I have to stay with my child during physiotherapy sessions?

We will always require a parent or named guardian to attend with their child for their first appointment and would prefer that there is a parent present at the practice during any future treatment sessions. If this is likely to be difficult this can be discussed on an individual basis with the physiotherapist.

Meet the Paediatric Physio Team

Kath Frame

Kath Frame

Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

What our Clients say...

We saw Kath Frame from Synergy who was very meticulous in her approach to my son’s treatment. Kath engaged with my son who has additional needs in a brilliant manner making him comfortable and communicated with him in a way that helped reduce his anxieties and allowed him to engage with the treatment.

Maria

Synergy helped my son, Charlie (Age 12) to get back to top level running again after a nasty episode of Severs Disease. We were really impressed with how the physio and the running coach worked together to help Charlie regain his strength, agility and technique, as well as his confidence.

Mrs K

Kath immediately won my two daughters over despite their obvious reluctance to meet with a medical professional. Her gentle nature is exemplary, and her ability to communicate with a child regarding whatever issue needs addressing.

Katla JB

Provided great care for the rehab of my 11 year olds Salter Harris fracture.

Roy F

Book with Us Today!

Whether it’s pain caused by injury, tight/sprained muscles or recovery from surgery, we can get you back to full health.

Woking: 01483 608350
Egham: 01784 605378
Orbit Leisure Centre: 01784 918281