Mainstream School

The mainstream team supports school children with many forms of physical needs and helps to maximise functional ability.

Who do we see: We see children and young people who have been referred to physiotherapy and who are in full-time education. This may include children with life long conditions as well as children who may require short term rehabilitation.

Where do we see children:  Assessments and treatment sessions can take place in a range of settings including in clinic at The City of Coventry Health Centre or within school or home.  

Assessments: We complete a variety of assessments including developmental, co-ordination and balance, gait analysis, musculoskeletal and pain management.

Treatment: Once referred you will receive relevant information and have access to the members section of the website. Treatment is determined by the outcome of the initial assessment and focued to meet the needs of the child. Treatment can be provided in a number of forms, which may include a Home or School exercise programs, one to one treatment sessions with a physiotherapist or technical instructor, group sessions and Hydrotherapy. We work in partnership with the educational services and other health professionals.

Group sessions we currently run include:

Lower limb: In this session the participants rotate round a circuit of exercises designed to help improve strength, proprioception and endurance of the lower limb muscles. The sessions run for six weeks and is held on a Monday 16:00 - 17:00.

Balance and Co-ordination: A group of children participate in group activities designed to develop static and dynamic balance, co-ordination and core stability. Sessions run for six weeks on a wednesday morning between 9:30 - 10:30 or 11:00 - 12:00 depending on skill level.

Stretch Group: Is an instructor let group exercise session focused on lower limb stretches to help improve muscle length and flexibility. The group provides education and information on stretching, as well as stretches to continue regularly at home. The sessions run for 6 weeks on a Wednesday at 16:00 - 17:00  

Pilates: A mat based group session that exercises the upper and lower muscle groups and the core of the body. This has an overall effect on strength, flexibility, co-ordination and posture. Sessions run for 6 weeks on a Thursday at 16:30 - 17:30  Pilates Lealet            

 

 Useful Information:

Choosing footwear for children

School bag advice

Posture advice for teenagers at school

 

 Useful exercise programs:

Improving manual dexterity

Improving Hand strength

Improving ball skills - Level 1

Improving ball skills - Level 2

Improving balance and Co-ordination - Level 1

Improving balance and Co-ordination - Level 2

Improving sequencing - Level1

Improving Sequencing - Level 2

Improving core strength

Lower Limb stretching

Wii Fit Programs

Game ideas to develop general motor skills and Movement experience

Learning to ride a bike

Learning to swim

 

Referrals Not Accepted: Unfortunately the following are not accepted by the children's and young people's physiotherapy service, however we can provide you with the following information

Flat Feet

In toeing

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