Information for parents
The physiotherapy service understands how important parents and professionals who work with children in Hillingdon are in helping children and young people to develop their motor skills and ability to access the environment.
We are often asked for advice on how to help children develop their gross motor skills and also on some specific areas of difficulty or pieces of equipment.
You can find useful information below by accessing the below links.
- Awake time ideas: practical advice to help you support your premature infant's early motor development
- Baby walkers: are they necessary?
- Flat feet in young children
- Head turning preferences and plagiocephaly
- Intoeing gait
- Mr Tumble activities, signs and songs
- Promoting physical development: lying to sitting
- Tummy time ideas
- Can Child: a research centre dedicated to generating knowledge and transforming lives of children and youth with developmental conditions and their families
- Contact: For families with disabled children
- Standing frames
- Standing frames: safety and management
- Try B4 U Fly: general advice and equipment for hire for children with disabilities to try before going on holiday via aeroplane
- Wheel Freedom: provides wheelchair for affordable short-term hire
- Whizz Kidz: a charity that provides equipment such as specialist tricycles and sport wheelchairs