Our team of physiotherapists in Harrow assess and care for children who:

  • long term conditions, physical disabilities and developmental problems (for children and young people who are between 0 and 18 years old, or up to 19 for children in special schools)
  • musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions (for children and young people who are between 0 and 16 years old).

Our team have specialist skills as well as expert knowledge of child development and childhood disabilities. 

Our team of physiotherapists assess and care for children and young people in Harrow.

This Paediatric Physiotherapy service supports children and young people attending Harrow's Primary schools who have:

  • Physical disabilities including cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy
  • Severe/complex disabilities
  • Long term mobility issues

The child or young person must have a Harrow GP and/or should be a Harrow resident.

Each child or young person is fully assessed by one of our physiotherapists at their first appointment and, together with you and your family, we will plan what to do next. This will depend on what your child needs.

Our team can help children who need physiotherapy support in several ways, such as:

  • an exercise or physical/postural management program
  • individual or group sessions with a physiotherapist or a physiotherapy assistant
  • specialist equipment (such as orthotics, mobility aids, or postural management equipment)
  • a review of your child's physiotherapy needs and program after an agreed period of time
  • training parents, carers, or school staff to carry out exercise or physical/postural management programs, so that they can be performed as part of your child's daily routine when this is appropriate
  • working with parents, teachers, learning support assistants, nurses and medical staff
  • referring to other services that might help your child (such as a wheelchair service, podiatry, other therapy services like Occupational Therapy or Speech and Language Therapy).

Our team are happy to offer training if you request it.

Training for referrers, on:

  • how we deliver our service
  • our referral guidelines and criteria
  • offering you universal information that may be relevant to your patients (such as advice on flat feet and in-toeing for GPs)

Training for schools or nurseries, on:

  • postural management
  • making the principles of physical management a regular part of a child or young person’s day
  • supporting a child or young person's gross motor skill development through universal activities

We can also offer training on specific conditions, or elements of physiotherapy intervention


We accept referrals from:

  • GPs
  • paediatricians
  • Special Education Needs Coordinators
  • health visitors
  • allied health professionals.

Email us your referral cnwl.harrowcommunitypaedsmedicalandtherapies@nhs.net

Download referral guidelines


This service is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, not including bank holidays.