Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of conditions through physical means. 

The department provides a high standard of assessment and treatment across all the specialties and see children with rare and complex diagnoses. The department’s physiotherapists have a national and international reputation within children’s physiotherapy. 

The hospital has three large gym areas, a hydrotherapy room and other specialised treatment areas. Physiotherapists have access to the latest equipment such as the GAITRite walkway system, as well as exercise equipment, respiratory adjuncts, orthotics, ventilation equipment and postural management equipment. 

Physiotherapists at Great Ormond Street Hospital have a strong research presence in national and international literature and have current research projects in neuromuscular, respiratory, rheumatology, orthopaedics and neurosciences physiotherapy. 

Conditions we treat

  • Adolescent mental health 
  • Cardio-respiratory 
  • Cerebral palsy 
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) 
  • Cystic fibrosis 
  • Haemophilia 
  • Infection, Cancer and Immunity 
  • Neuromedical 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Orthopaedics 
  • Rheumatology 
  • Neuromuscular 
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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