Children's Physiotherapy Service

We are a team of Physiotherapists covering North Somerset, based at Drove Road Child Development Centre (CDC) in W-S-M. We also work from The Barn in Clevedon.

We are part of the community team supporting children and their families where the child has a physical difficulty during their development.

There are 2.4 whole time equivalent qualified staff who are all Chartered Physiotherapists.


We see children with a variety of conditions resulting in motor delay, such as neurodisability, neuromuscular,metabolic and genetic.

We are a community, not acute based service and don't see children with respiratory conditions, injuries or musculoskeletal conditions.


Referral criteria

The referral criteria is currently under review.

Referral is via the Single Point of Entry form which is available from Drove Road by clicking here


If the child meets the referral criteria they will be invited for assessment either uni-professionally or multi-professionally as part of a child centred assessment(CCA) or joint therapies assessment.

A treatment pathway will be agreed with the family which may be:-

  1. Advice & close to physiotherapy.
  2. Block of assessment sessions to achieve agreed outcome & close
  3. Block of sessions with child development practioners followed by physiotherapy review.
  4. Package of care incorporating physical management plan(PMP) taught to carers & educational settings for carrying out on a daily basis. These will be reviewed.
  5. A 24 hour postural care package in conjunction with occupational therapy colleagues.
  6. Possible referral onto other services such as Orthotics , Occupational therapy or Portage.



We take part in CDC meetings, multi agency meetings and school reviews to try to co-ordinate the approach for the child and family where appropriate.


The child will be discharged when the child is better, when a treatment package is established or when Physiotherapy is no longer felt to be beneficial.

For more information about the Children's Physiotherapy Services please contact:
Drove House
Drove Rd
BS23 3NT
Tel: 01934 881306