Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Children's Physiotherapy

The children's physiotherapy service provides community-based physiotherapy in Croydon for children with neuro-developmental disorders or movement delay.

We work in partnership with families and staff from a wide range of agencies and disciplines, ensuring a seamless pathway of care for children and families. 

The service is based at the Crystal Centre but we work in a variety of settings including schools, nurseries, health centres and patient homes.

Physiotherapists provide a home/ school exercise programme to maximise a child's motor skills. This usually includes a block of physiotherapy sessions, a block of hydrotherapy sessions, and/or use of equipment.

Physiotherapists also;

  • promote good positioning and management of a child’s condition to reduce the difficulties caused by the physical disability.
  • provide advice on physical activity, particularly where this is limited by a physical disability or delayed motor skills
  • provide standing and walking equipment which allows a child to stand supported or walk supported by a walker
  • provide orthotics (splints and specialist footwear) when required - this improves movement patterns, provides support and may reduce the effort of walking. 

Referrals to our service can be made via the child's GP, health visitor, Consultant, school nurse or other healthcare professional. 



What do I do if I haven’t received my appointment yet?

The waiting time for an initial appointment is between 6-18 weeks. You can call the Children’s Physiotherapist on 020 8274 6853 to check the progress of the waiting list.

What do I do if I want to change or cancel an appointment?

Please contact the department on the above number as soon as possible.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Any special footwear worn.

What time should I arrive for my appointment?

Please arrive on time as treatment rooms are always booked, therefore it would not be possible to use a room for more than the allocated time.

Contact Us

Children’s Physiotherapy Service

Crystal Children’s Development Centre

Malling Close



Telephone: 020 8274 6853


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