The Wiltshire Integrated Therapies Service is a unique team of qualified Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Therapy Assistants who pride ourselves in our multi-disciplinary approach to meet the therapy needs of children aged 0-18 years in the Wiltshire area.
We support children and young people to participate as fully as possible in everyday activities where emotional, psychological or physical difficulties might hinder their ability to grow, learn, socialise and play. We help children and young people to get the most from life by improving their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
As a team we recognise the importance of each child’s individuality. We endeavour to make our assessments and treatments fun and engaging, to enable us to work together to meet your child’s goals and individual needs.
Who are we?
As Health Care Professionals we are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (www.hcpc-uk.org) as well as their relevant professional bodies. All members of our team are DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) checked to an extended level.
We have a wide range of experiences, specialisms and interests within the team in order to meet the needs of each individual child. We often work together to provide a multi-disciplinary assessment and can provide treatment in clinics and schools throughout Wiltshire. Where appropriate we can offer assessments at home.
As an integrated therapies team, we also work closely with our health colleagues, for example; community paediatrician, health visitors, learning disability nurses and speech and language therapists.
The Integrated Therapies team provides the Children’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy service in Wiltshire (excluding Swindon).
We work in partnership with parents / carers, healthcare workers and education professionals with whom the child has had contact. This enables us to complete a thorough assessment. The Integrated Therapies Team can help by assessing a child’s abilities to then identify potential difficulties which will inform our treatment plan.
Who can refer?
We will consider referrals from parents/carers, and health and education professionals.
How do you refer?
What happens next?
When a child or young person is referred to the Integrated Therapies Team it will be decided whether the referral meets our criteria and whether they are assessed by physiotherapy, occupational therapy or both.
We may contact the referrer or the parent via phone or questionnaire if we require more information about your child or young person who has been referred to us.
We may invite you to attend a face to face clinic, video consultation or telephone consultation. We will then develop goals with parents and children to address functional difficulties.
If it felt that the child does not meet our criteria, they will sent a letter outlining the reasoning and explanation if the child needs to be referred to other services.