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Pediatric outpatient therapy


Children’s Hospital, Royal Derby Hospital (The nearest entrance is 18)


The paediatric outpatient occupational therapy department at the Children’s Hospital is accessible by a referral from your GP or hospital consultant.

In this department we look after children presenting with musculo skeletal problems, neuro problems, fatigue problems and those with complex physical needs.

Children attend for an initial assessment where the occupational therapist carries out a detailed interview and may ask the child to partially undress so that the area can be examined. We will then agree a treatment plan with you and your child and the patient will then usually attend for several sessions of therapy and be given some self treatment to do at home.

On completion of treatment we will write back to your doctor to inform them of the outcome and possibly suggest further treatment measures if necessary.


  • Exercise therapy

  • Provision of splints

  • Provision of pressure garments

  • Wheelchair assessments

  • Assessment and training in the use of assistive devices

  • Group work

  • Gym classes

Other Information

We ask you to bring a list of your current medication, the dates of any out standing medical appointments and to bring shorts or vest top/loose fitting clothing if you have these available.

In order for treatment to be successful, it is essential that you attend regularly. Unless in exceptional circumstances, we expect you to give us at least 24 hours notice of a cancellation. Repeated cancellations or non attendance will result in discharge back to the care of the referring medical practitioner.