Children and young persons with Physiotherapy needs are seen by a Paediatric Physiotherapist at the Westminster Special Schools. Physiotherapy is provided to children in line with the child’s Educational Health Care Plan, and / or their needs on Physiotherapy assessment.
School based Physiotherapy aims to maximise children's gross motor skills development and independence. It also aims to optimise access to the school curriculum and participation in school life. It often includes teaching and training of educational staff, using specialist equipment and providing programmes and strategies. Some children also require specific rehabilitation at times during their school years, such as following a surgery.
Physiotherapy always works in close partnership with the child, their school team, family and other school therapists, such as Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy.