Many of our children have symptoms, as a result of their conditions, that may benefit from physiotherapy

There is a team of registered physiotherapists at each hospice, who work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support the development and delivery of individual care plans. We are able to provide physiotherapy as part of a short break in one of our hospices. 

Our team can also ensure all appropriate resources are available and liaise with other healthcare professionals involved in the care of a child or young person. 

Benefits of physiotherapy in palliative care 

 There are many benefits to including physiotherapy in palliative care, including management of a number of symptoms: 

  • Reduces breathing difficulties, for example shortness of breath 
  • Alleviates discomfort from stiff joints, spasms and muscle pain 
  • Helps prevent development of future problems 
  • Helps restore or maintain physical movement and function 
  • Aids pain control