Physiotherapy service

Physiotherapy service

We assess and treat children who have difficulties with mobility and gross motor tasks e.g. sitting, standing and walking due to disability or developmental delay. This includes assessment and provision of equipment where appropriate.

Our service
We provide physiotherapy for children aged 0-18 who have difficulties with mobility and gross motor tasks due to a disability or developmental delay

  • children must live or attend school in City and Hackney to access the service
  • the service offers advice and/ or treatment to address mobility difficulties
  • children are seen at Hackney Ark, nursery / school and home and in community settings
  • the service works closely with other professionals involved in your child’s care. 

Contact details
Clinical lead physiotherapist
Children’s physiotherapy service
Hackney Ark, E8 2FP
tel: 020 7014 7025

The service operates between Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. There is a hydrotherapy clinic and an orthotic clinic that run weekly.

How to refer to us
Referral is made by your GP, health, social care or educational professional. Parents can also self refer by calling the department.
Written referrals can be sent to

Watch this short film made by young people with Cerebral Palsy about their diagnosis. It has been made to become an educational resource for other young people, their families and professionals and was part of a coproduction education intervention with children’s OT and Physio in 2015. You can read the original  Cerebral People press release.