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Paediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services

Paediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services provide targeted specialist intervention for babies, children and young people from birth to 16 years of age (19 years for those with complex needs). The service aims to assist children to achieve their maximum physical and functional potential. 


Provision of paediatric PT/OT in special schools

Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Physiotherapists (PTs) are employed to help children achieve their maximum potential with regard to mobility and independent life skills at home and at school. Some of the therapists in the special schools will also carry community caseloads and work throughout school holidays.

Once referred to a therapist the child will be assessed and if appropriate a treatment programme with long and short term goals will be devised. These will be reviewed and evaluated at agreed intervals (termly or annually). Therapists will work as part of the multidisciplinary team to promote the child's gross, fine motor and daily living skills.

Children will be seen in a location suitable for their needs and the intervention required. This could be at home, nursery, school or in a clinic.


Our locations

We have teams of physiotherapists and occupational therapists in the following locations:

  • Therapy Centre, Hebden Green School, Woodford Lane West, Winsford

  • Therapy Unit, Springfield School, Crewe Green Road, Crewe

  • Weaverham Clinic, Church Lane, Northwich

  • The Willows, Ashfields Primary Care Centre, Sandbach

  • Eagle Bridge Health & Wellbeing Centre, Dunwoody Way, Crewe

  • Pavilion House, Pavilion Way, Macclesfield


We also operate within special school environments

  • Hebden Green School, Woodford Lane West, Winsford

  • Russett School, Middlehurst Avenue, Weaverham, Northwich

  • Springfield School, Crewe Green Road, Crewe

  • Park Lane School, Macclesfield


The services we provide are:

  • Paediatric Physiotherapy

  • Paediatric Occupational Therapy

  • Paediatric Orthotics


Opening times

Monday - Friday, 09:00 – 17:00



All referrals must be medical; made through the child’s GP, Hospital Paediatrician, Health Visitor or another Therapist. The doctor will complete a referral form or letter providing relevant medical information. This helps the clinician decide what type of assessment and where to assess. 

All referrals are received centrally at the Therapy Centre, Hebden Green School, triaged and passed to appropriate clinicians.


Waiting times

We aim to have assessed all referrals within 18 weeks. Urgent cases and discharges will be seen within one week.

Contact details

Clinical Lead for Paediatric Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Paediatric Orthotics

01606 544333 / 01606 544835

Therapy Centre

Hebden Green School

Woodford Lane West

Winsford, CW7 4EJ 

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