We see patients at either the Mary Sheridan Centre or Sunshine House. We will also see your child at their school or nursery, or in their home when appropriate.
How do I get an appointment?
You will need a referral from a health visitor or GP, or another health professional. Depending on where you live, your referral will either be sent to Mary Sheridan Centre (if you live in Lambeth) or Sunshine House (if you live in Southwark).
Cancelling or changing your appointment
You can change or cancel your child's appointment by contacting the therapy team on 020 3049 4005.
Please let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer your appointment to another patient.
Before your appointment
If your child is under the age of five, it is helpful to bring their red book. Please also bring any relevant medical reports that you may have about your child's condition.
If your child is over the age of three, we ask that you bring a pair of shorts and a t-shirt for them to make the assessment easier and more comfortable.
During your appointment
At your first appointment, a physiotherapist will ask about what kinds of movement problems your child is having, when they started and if they have changed over time. They will then look at the way your child moves by asking them to perform certain tasks. Your child's first appointment can take up to an hour.
As we are a teaching hospital, students and visitors may be observing the team. We will always ask your permissions for them to observe your appointment.
After your appointment
Your physiotherapist will recommend treatment and will organise a follow-up appointment if needed.
If you have any concerns, please contact us using the number in the contacts box.