Accessibility tools

Children's Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services

Children's Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services provide targeted specialist intervention for babies, children and young people from birth to 16 years of age (and sometimes up to 19 years). The service aims to assist children to achieve their maximum physical and functional potential.

Once a referral has been accepted, the child will be assessed and if appropriate a treatment programme with goals will be devised. These will be reviewed and evaluated at agreed intervals. As well as providing treatment, we train those around the child/young person to carry out therapy programmes and postural management throughout the day. Children will be seen in a location suitable for their needs and the intervention required. This could be at home, nursery, school, special school or in the clinic.

The services we provide are:

  • Children's Physiotherapy
  • Children's Occupational Therapy
  • Children's Orthotics

Opening times

  • Monday - Thursday - 8:30 – 17:00
  • Friday - 8:30 – 16:30


All referrals must be medical; made through the child’s GP, Paediatricians, Health Visitor or another Therapist. The referrer will complete a referral form and letter providing relevant medical information and reason for referral. This helps the clinician decide what type of assessment and where to assess.  All referrals should be sent to the booking centre

Waiting times

We aim to have assessed all referrals within 18 weeks.  Urgent cases will be seen within two weeks.

Contact details

Phone number for clinical lead for Children's Therapies - 01625 661881

Email -

East Cheshire NHS Trust, Pavilion House, Pavilion Way, Macclesfield, SK10 3LU

East Cheshire NHS Trust, Macclesfield District General Hospital, Victoria Road, Macclesfield, SK10 3BL

Pavilion House

Pavilion House, Pavilion Way, Macclesfield, SK11 3LU