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Neonatal Physiotherapy

We provide both an inpatient and outpatient service for babies that may be at risk of development problems.

Your child maybe referred to a physiotherapist as an inpatient if:

  • They were born prematurely (under 30 weeks)
  • They were under 1kg in weight
  • They receive therapeutic hypothermia
  • Other orthopaedic or neurological conditions

We can provide early assessment and advice regarding handling and positioning.  We may also ask for your consent to take a general movement video which helps form part of our ongoing assessment. 

We work alongside the consultants in the follow up clinic to help monitor your baby's development. 

We can provide additional physiotherapy assessment and advice as an outpatient.  We will also refer onto our colleagues in the community if your child needs longer term support.

These children will then receive a Bayley III assessment at 2 years old.  This reviews five key developmental areas of cognition, language and motor function.

Physiotherapy Contact

- Amy Warren - 0117 342 8525

Useful Links

Bliss Website - For Babies Born Premature or Sick

Unicef Baby Friendly Website

Awake Time Ideas - APCP leaflet

NICE Guideline for Developmental Follow Up

Preterm Birth Information for Education Professionals