Dumfries & Galloway Health & Social Care

Children's Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that promotes the health and wellbeing of all. Children’s Physiotherapy is the treatment and care of babies, children and young people from birth to 18 years.


More information is also available from the website for Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists and their leaflet can be downloaded Physiotherapy for Children Leaflet

Children’s Physiotherapy Conditions

Children’s Physiotherapy covers a wide range of clinical practice and conditions – some are similar to those seen in adults and some are specific to children:
• Neuromuscular disorders e.g. Muscular Dystrophy 
• Musculoskeletal pain e.g. acute injuries, fractures, joint pains
• Neurological conditions e.g. Cerebral Palsy, Head injury 
• Respiratory conditions e.g. Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis 
• Rheumatological conditions e.g. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis 
• Congenital disorders e.g. Spina Bifida, Limb Deficiencies 
• Orthopaedic conditions e.g. Talipes, Torticollis, Plagiocephaly 
• Congenital syndromes and metabolic diseases 
• Neonatal care 
• Developmental delay 
• Co-ordination difficulties 
• Conditions where mobility is affected e.g. Oncology

Information Leaflets

The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapist have available a series of leaflets for parents, titles include information on the following:

Babies and development 
Baby walkers – Are They Necessary?
Lying to Sitting 
Head Turning Preference and Plagiocephaly  
Down syndrome

Symptomatic Hypermobility
Flat Feet in Young Children 
In toeing gait
Osgood Schlatter’s Disease

General Advice
Choosing the Right School Bag 
Choosing Footwear for Children
Fit for the Future Kids Leaflet Scotland

Standing Frames – Safety and Maintenance 
Standing Frames

All of the above are available for download from apcp.csp.org.uk

Contact us

For further information and to access the service contact:
Children’s Physiotherapy 
The Willows Children, Young People and Family Centre 
The Crichton 
Glencaple Road 

Tel: 01387 244581 email: dg.Paediatric-Physiotherapy@nhs.scot

There is also a physiotherapist based at
The Oak Tree Family Centre
Dalrymple Street,
DG9 7EH.

Self referrals into the service are accepted from parents and guardians by phoning the number above.

Referral can also be made using the generic request for assistance form, please send referrals for all areas to The Willows.