Physiotherapy and Orthotics

Our Physiotherapy and Orthotics department is a very busy service currently seeing around 2,500 inpatients and 1,000 outpatients every month at the Children's Hospital. We are committed to providing the highest quality care for our babies, children and young people.


Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or development or other disabilities. Our physiotherapists are highly experienced in paediatrics and provide initial assessments, advice, group sessions, exercises and a range of interventions to infants, children and young people with respiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological and other complex problems.


Orthotics is the use of devices to modify the skeletal or neuromuscular system. Examples include using a lycra bodysuit to improve the trunk control of a patient with low tone or using ankle-foot orthosis to improve foot position and gait function. We have highly-specialist orthotists that provide initial assessments, advice and a range of interventions to both inpatients and outpatients.

Location and facilities

The department is located on the ground floor of Parsons House at the Children’s Hospital. We have an outpatient department which is located next to the Fracture Clinic and opposite the Emergency Department. The department includes:

  • Large gymnasium with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Variety of treatment rooms (splint room, plaster room, baby room) with specialised equipment, for example parallel bars, ceiling track hoist, portable stairs
  • Rehabilitation equipment, specialist seating, electrotherapy equipment

Contact details and working hours

Reception tel: 0121 333 9480 Fax: 0121 333 9481

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Please note, we are not open on weekends or bank holidays

Therapy Services outpatient information video

Watch our video to find out everything you need to know about your outpatient visit to our Therapy Services.