Coronavirus Team update
Teams are following government guidance and working remotely from home. Hackney Ark is only to be accessed when there is a specific clinical need. The service administrator Sharon can be contacted Monday – Friday: 02070147025.
Individual therapists already involved in support for individuals are contactable directly via email or work mobiles found in their e-mail signatures.
Both the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy teams are still accepting new referrals which are being screened as usual. Referral forms (available in the download section of this page) should be forwarded directly to the relevant team on one of these e-mails:
Both teams continue to complete screening phone or video calls for all patients who would normally be accepted for new referrals, including EHCP assessments with a timely turnaround.
Teams have been supporting existing our caseloads on a priority basis according to risk, completing screening calls to identify need and agree appropriate action. Recent contact updates for partners in health services are available as usual via RIO. Interventions are being offered via video call where possible and appropriate.
The teams are also exploring providing intervention to wider groups of children and families electronically and have recorded our Sensory Workshop for families and can offer this to as an ‘Electronic Version’.
The Children’s Occupational Therapy Service continue to offer home safety assessments for children who meet this criteria. These are via video or phone calls. Please detail specific risks reported by parents when making the referral.
The Occupational Therapy team's - Equipment information sheet includes details of providers who sell equipment for use at home.
Physiotherapy drop-in consultation slots will replace the drop in session for the time being. These begin again on 11th May via phone or video. Physiotherapy information flyer - consultation slots, dates and times information for parents-carers.
Who we are:
The Children’s Physiotherapy Service assess and treat children who have difficulties with mobility and gross motor tasks like sitting, standing and walking due to disability or developmental delay. The service can carry out assessments and provision of equipment where appropriate.
What we do:
In addition to assessments and equipment the service:
- provides physiotherapy staff to the Hackney Short Breaks team
- runs regular Tummy Time sessions in various Children's Centres in Hackney
- offers drop in clinics twice a month where anyone can bring their child without needing a referral for a 15 minute 1:1 session with a physiotherapist.
Children’s Physiotherapy Service - Drop in clinic at Hackney Ark (020 7014 7025)
6 weekly drop-in clinics at Lubavitch Children's Centre (020 8809 9050)
Teaching packages offered by the service
The Children’s Physiotherapy Service offers specialist teaching packages on:
- moving and handling
- inclusion of the disabled child in PE
- swimming with children with disabilities
- risk assessment skills.
These teaching packages can be purchased by schools, Children’s Centre’s and other settings. To find out more please contact the service administrator.
Record Last Updated on: 07/05/2020