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Paediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services at East Cheshire NHS Trust


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

Once a referral has been accepted, the child will be assessed and if appropriate a treatment programme with goals will be devised. These will be reviewed and evaluated at agreed intervals. As well as providing treatment, we train those around the child/young person to carry out therapy programmes and postural management throughout the day. Children will be seen in a location suitable for their needs and the intervention required. This could be at home, nursery, school, special school or in the clinic.

The services we provide are 

  • Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • Paediatric Occupational Therapy
  • Paediatric Orthotics


Opening times

Monday - Thursday: 08.30 – 17.00

Friday: 8.30 – 15.00



All referrals must be medical; made through the child’s GP, Paediatricians, Health Visitor or another Therapist. The referrer will complete a referral form and letter providing relevant medical information and reason for referral. This helps the clinician decide what type of assessment and where to assess.  All referrals should be sent to the booking centre.

 Therapy referral form

 Waiting times

We aim to have assessed all referrals within 18 weeks.  Urgent cases will be seen within two weeks.


Contact details

Clinical Lead for Paediatric Therapies - 01625 661881


East Cheshire NHS Trust

Pavilion House

Pavilion Way


SK10 3LU


East Cheshire NHS Trust

Macclesfield District General Hospital

Victoria Road

Macclesfield, SK10 3BL