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* Trafford Children’s Therapy Service (Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy)

About our Service

Our service comprises of qualified physiotherapists, occupational therapists, a technical instructor, and a therapy assistant.

We support children and young people within the community setting from 0-18years (19 if in a special school) with; musculoskeletal, neurological, and genetic conditions, developmental delay, complex and additional needs, and sensory needs. We also see patients pre/post orthopaedic surgery and on behalf of social services provide assessment for those requiring home adaptations/equipment.

We provide holistic therapy assessments, treatments, advice, and care with the aim to improve the child’s function in daily activities so they can achieve their full potential, improve health, well-being and prepare for adulthood.

We work closely with partner agencies to provide safe, coordinated interventions, which focus on the needs of the child and their family.

We’re based at Sale Waterside but also work in a variety of settings including schools, nurseries, clinics, and the child’s home.

We have further information regarding our services including referral processes, pre-referral advice, useful links and leaflets/strategies which can all be found on our webpages.

Who to contact

0161 912 4495 (Answer machine available – please leave your name and contact number, as well as the therapists name if known and someone will respond as soon as possible.)
E-mail (please note we do reply from this email address)
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Where to go

Name of Venue
Sale Waterside
Venue Address
1st Floor
Waterside Plaza
M33 7ZF
Venue Notes

Not a public building

When is it on?

Days & Times
Open Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 4.30pm

Who is it for?

0-18 (or 19 if in special school)
Supporting People With
Learning disability
Autistic Spectrum
Physical impairment
Challenging Behaviour
Profound or Multiple Needs
Eligibility Details

 Children and young people will be accepted to the service if they are:

  • aged 0 – 18 (or 19 if in special school)
  • registered with a Trafford GP
  • a Trafford resident (only for home equipment and adaptations referrals)
  • have one of the following
    • a specific functional difficulty which is significantly limiting their ability to engage in occupations that may include self-care activities; play / leisure activities; participation in education and where their level of performance is not in line with their cognitive ability
    • a newly acquired/ condition; being discharged from hospital with acute need or specialised ongoing functional needs 

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

Physiotherapy Referrals - the child needs to have a Trafford GP

For further information regarding physiotherapy referrals please follow this link for the physiotherapy webpage and go to the referrals section:


Occupational Therapy Referrals

For further information regarding occupational therapy referrals please follow this link for the occupational therapy webpage and go to the useful resources section:


Occupational therapy referrals for home adaptation assessment:

Parents can call the Equipment and Adaptations Advice Line (EAAL) on 0345 2990798 to make an initial self-referral for minor / major adaptation assessment. The line is open Monday to Friday 09.00-12.00 and Monday and Friday only 13.00-16.00.

Please see the Home Adaptations page for more details.


NB. Please note we are in the process of updating our webpages and information, however if you are usure about any process or want to check if a referral would be accepted, please contact us directly via telephone or email and we can advise accordingly.



Cost Information

How accessible is this service?

Wheelchair Access
Further Details



Last updated date:
21 February 2022

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