Paediatric physiotherapy

Are you concerned about your child’s development or physical condition? Our paediatric physiotherapists are specially trained to Identify and treat a variety of conditions affecting young people from 0 to 18 year olds! Please do contact us with your questions!

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Paediatric physiotherapy for babies, children and adolescents

Have you noticed your baby has developed a flat head? Does your baby prefer to look to one side only? Does your baby not tolerate ”tummy time”? Are you worrying your baby is not yet crawling or walking?
Are you concerned your child walks with feet pointing inwards or is a bit “clumsy” with running? Does your child have a niggling knee or foot pain when playing football or his favourite sport? Are you concerned with the posture of your growing adolescent?
Is your baby’s breathing noisy or wheezy? Is your child coughing especially at night? Has he got a blocked nose? Has your child signs of asthma? Is your 5 year old bed-wetting?

We can help you and your child

Physio for All physiotherapy and osteopathy children services

  • Full ‘MOT’ baby and child physical checks
  • Paediatric Physiotherapy for orthopaedic and sports injuries, motor development
  • Chestand cough, neurological, bladder and bowel conditions
  • Osteopathy and craniosacral therapy
  • Mother and baby clinic
  • Workshops

For over 25 years Physio for All has been looking after babies, children and adolescents. We are a friendly, family-oriented South West London practice. Paediatric physiotherapy is available at our Battersea-Clapham clinic, at your home (South west London home visits) as well as at nursery or school.

Our team of paediatrics physiotherapists and osteopaths

At physio for All, our specially-trained physiotherapists and osteopaths have the expertise to assess, identify, treat and provide early intervention for children from 0 to 18 years with challenging conditions as well as for advice, guide and support.

Our paediatric team work closely together to achieve the best possible outcomes. We speak English, French, Portuguese, Greek and Spanish.

A doctor’s referral is not required to see a physiotherapist. However, we work closely with GPs, midwives, occupational therapists and leading South West London paediatricians and paediatric orthopaedic specialists.

We take a holistic approach looking at your child overall wellbeing, activities as well as behavioural issues, sleep or diet patterns that could contribute to the current problem.

A consultation with one of our paediatric physiotherapists consists of:

  1. Listening to your child’s current problem and past medical history
  2. A thorough assessment
  3. Treatment strategies to address your child’s needs
  4. Education, advice and a program to take home

All our Physiotherapists are registered with the HCP and have a clear DBS.

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MOT Paediatric developmental check

If you are concerned about your child’s growth and development or other physical issues, if you are not sure if your child needs treatment, if you need reassuring and would like some advice, we recommend our comprehensive assessment MOT baby or child Check-up.

Developmental check includes a thorough physical, orthopaedic and neurological examination.

We screen your little one from head to toe to verify the integrity of the child’s muscles and bones, identify asymmetries and signs of motor development issues.

The comprehensive assessment will identify if you child needs treatment or simply reassurance and advice.

Early physiotherapy diagnosis is key to early intervention and successful treatment of children at risk.

Paediatric common conditions we screen and treat at Physio for All

  • Orthopaedic conditions & physiotherapy

-Flat head or other head shape asymmetry (plagiocephaly),
-Torticollis: with a tight neck, tilting or turning his head more on one side
-Feet malformation, Congenital Talipes, Hip dysplasia
-Walking In-toeing, out-toeing, toe-walking or flat feet
-Growth-relates conditions (Osgood-Schlatter, Sever’s…)
-Post-surgery rehabilitation
-Posture advice, back pain, scoliosis

  • Motor development issues & physiotherapy

-Delay at reaching gross motor milestones for example: sitting, rolling, crawling, walking, jumping and running
-Low tone floppy or stiff baby
-Neurological concern – Cerebral palsy
-Balance & Coordination: is your child clumsy when running or often falls?

  • Children sports injuries physiotherapy

Children are not little adults. Their body undergo some rapid growth spurts and may present physical or sports conditions which should be assessed by a Paediatrics physiotherapists.

-Fractures, sprains and strains
-Overuse injuries
-Post-Concussion syndrome
-Growing pain, muscle and joint pain
-Injury prevention
-Advice on sports and activities

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  • Bladder and bowel problems in children

Paediatric Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Pelvic floor weakness or spasms can bring and a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions.
Many children suffer and feel embarrassed from bladder and bowel problems. They should be supported in dealing with this and we can help provide expert help.

Physiotherapy can help children with:

-Urinary and bowel incontinence (leaking)
-Urinary and faecal urgency (strong need), frequency and retention
-Constipation and excessive flatulence.

  • Chest or Respiratory Physiotherapy for babies and children in London

Physio for All was one of the first physiotherapy private practices to provide chest physiotherapy for babies and children in London and has trained many physiotherapists in this field.
Your child can be treated at the practice or preferably at your home if he/she is not well.

Most common respiratory conditions treated at Physio for All:

-Chest infection, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, bronchitis, pneumopathy,
-Asthma, Hyperventilation

The aim of chest physiotherapy is to loosen and mobilise the mucus and facilitate to cough it up. We use a variety of safe and effective techniques to clear the airways.
We will teach you how to use saline to clear the baby’s nose, an inhaler or bronchodilator spray if needed and plenty of advice to take home.

Your child will then breathe more easily, feed better and sleep better (as will you!)

If you are unsure if physiotherapy or osteopathy can help your child, if you have questions or would like information about our childrens services, please do not hesitate to contact us

What our patients say

  • Comparing my recovery to unfortunate friends who had a similar ACL and MCL skiing injury, I have had far smoother and faster results , which I believe is fully attributable to the regular, motivational and professional treatment from Physio For Al. Thank you so much!

  • I had some physio sessions both for post-natal perineal rehab after my second child and during my pregnancy when expecting my third child to relief me from back. With each session I felt better. Christine is a lovely practitioner who knows the woman body inside out, truly cares and is the expert. I would 100% recommend her and her practice for any pregnancy post-natal treatment.

  • I’ve been using Physio For All for 17 years, prior to that I’d never used physio. It sorted out issues I’d had for 30 years. All the therapists have been outstanding. I recommend you all the time! Thank you for your excellent and caring service.

  • My Physio has been excellent working with me through a long rehab post-surgery. I am now able to participate in sports at the same level as before injury. This is far surpassing even my own expectations I wholeheartedly recommend Physio For All to anyone who wishes to be able to return to full, normal activity following injury.

  • I had incontinence issues after given birth due to a very weak pelvic floor. Things I could not do anymore including running and I thought that would be the case for the rest of my life. After a couple of months of treatment things have now dramatically improved. Thanks a lot Christine for all your help!

  • I came to the physio to deal with an incredibly sore Achilles that has severely hampered my ability to exercise. After several sessions with Francois I am back to cycling again – running to be taken up again soon too – and pain free. The clinic staff are also lovely and the opening hours are super convenient.

  • I came to Physio For All as I had been here in the past for plantar fasciitis. I would recommend them to a friend as they are very helpful, calm and have your best interest at heart. I felt very happy with my PT session and more relaxed than I was anticipating. The PT was friendly, empathetic and kind, Plus, the price is very good for this service.

  • I have had ongoing back, shoulder and neck pain. My treatment at Physio For All has taught me exercises to strengthen my muscles and relieve pain and I have felt a huge improvement. I think the staff are excellent, experienced, sympathetic and extremely helpful. I have recommended Physio for All to many friends. I now come regularly for a massage to help prevent the build-up of tension.

  • I have always had a tight back and was having regular sessions, but when I had my broken ankle accident through tennis, that’s when Jose at Physio for All became vital to me! I would not have got through the past 3 years without my regular sessions with him! Now I have also had a knee operation, again through tennis, I am in safe hands getting back to the level where I can start tennis again


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