Physiotherapy Service for Children

What is Physiotherapy for Children

Paediatric physiotherapy focuses on helping children with musculoskeletal conditions or children experiencing delay’s in developing gross motor skills achieve their optimal physical development.

Advancing the quality of movement and body postures as well promotion of age appropriate gross motor development provides children with greater opportunity to participate in activities with their peers in the school, home and community environments.

Paediatric physiotherapists have specialist knowledge in movement, physical development and conditions that are likely to affect the growing child.

Who we see

  • Children living in HSE Dublin North West (Dublin 7, Dublin 11, Dublin 15)
  • Children who are experiencing delay’s in achieving age appropriate gross motor skills
  • Children who require assessment of infant conditions such as plagiocephaly, torticollis or talipes
  • Children who require screening of their gait, lower limb alignment or foot posture
  • Children who require assessment of musculoskeletal conditions 

If your child is attending or on a waiting list for the Children’s Network Disability Team, it has been determined that an interdisciplinary team-based service best suits your child’s needs and they will not be seen in Primary Care.

Making a referral

If you are unsure if your child is suitable for primary care physiotherapy, please do not hesitate to contact one of the team on the numbers provided for each of our centres.

Physiotherapy Corduff Primary Care Centre 

Tel: 01 7956761

Physiotherapy Grangegorman Primary Care Centre

Tel: 01 8676236

Other services we provide

Parent Webinar - Physical Activity and Gross Motor Skills

Parents/ guardians of children who have been identified from their referral as having difficulties with gross motor skills will be invited to attend a compulsory Parent Educational Webinar on Physical Activity and Gross Motor Skills.

Virtual Gait Screening Clinic

A virtual gait screening clinic is available to children referred to the service with concerns in relation to gait and foot posture. Two physiotherapists will screen your child’s gait, foot posture and lower limb alignment during the virtual clinic. Clinic based appointment for orthotic measurement can be facilitated following attendance at the virtual clinic.


Location A)   Corduff Primary Care Centre

Blackcourt Road


Dublin 15 

Location B)   Grangegorman Primary Care Centre

Upper Grangegorman Road

Dublin 7

Cost of Service

This is a free service. There is no cost to attend physiotherapy in Primary Care.

Making a Referral

A referral can be made through the Children’s Services Referral Form.

You can access the referral form from here Children’s Services Referral Form (PDF, 580 KB, 10 pages), by calling into your local health centre, or by calling our admin support on 01 8975179 to ask for a form. 

Anyone can refer to our service, however written parent/guardian consent on the Referral Form is required for the referral to be accepted.

Infant Video Series

Infant Leaflets

Gross Motor Video Series

Strengthening and Stretching Exercise Videos

Beginner Core Strengthening

Intermediate Core Strengthening

Advanced Core Strengthening

Lower Limb Stretching

Upper Limb Strengthening

Additional Resources