Children with long term conditions
The Children's Therapy Service is a service for school aged children who present with a long term neurological health condition and require occupational therapy and/or physiotherapy. Children presenting with a long term neurological health condition typically require the assistance of multi professionals due to their level of impairment and may be educated within the specialist units across the island schools. These children may benefit from provision of specialist equipment to support them in their independence.
For further information about some examples of the varying long term conditions we treat, please see related links.
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 4.30pm
We do not offer an out of hours' service.
Children with long term conditions may be seen by children's therapy service and/or alongside other professionals in various places subject to their needs.
These locations include:
- Clinic at Community Health Centre
- Clinic at The Hub (Braddan resource Centre)alongside other professionals
- Clinic at Nobles Hospital
- Respite care
Therapists working with children with long term conditions are based at the Community Health Centre (CHC) our location is:
Children's Therapy Service
The main office can be located via the main entrance off Westmoreland Road and the department can be located by following Children's Therapy monkey logo.
How to access
A child needs a referral from a medical professional, allied health professional or an educational professional to access the service. Suitable referrals are prioritised and depending on need they are allocated for assessment.
Children who have a long term health condition may present with various conditions or difficulties including:
- Neuromuscular disorders e.g Muscular Dystrophy or Myotonic Dystrophy
- Neurological conditions e.g cerebral palsy, hemiplegia or head injuries
- Genetic and/or Congenital conditions e.g Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Osteogenesis Imperfecta or Down's Syndrome
- Metabolic disorders
- Learning difficulties
Parents may also benefit from advice and support through the charity Contact a Family.