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Children and Babies

 

Get Ahead Physiotherapy was set up in 2016 by Kerry Richardson offering physiotherapy and hydrotherapy for clients of all ages with neurological and complex conditions.

In June 2023, we opened a specialist neuro-physiotherapy and fitness clinic offering:

  • Dedicated parking and disabled spaces directly outside the clinic doors

  • Level access to all areas

  • Disabled access toilet with change table for adults and children, ceiling track hoist and toilet with bar support

  • Gym equipment expertly chosen to provide accessible exercise opportunities for people of all abilities

  • Ceiling track hoist and gait trainer in main gym and mat area

  • Quiet room for one to one sessions

  • One to one neurological physiotherapy and specialist rehabilitation therapy with highly experienced therapists.

  • Group music and movement sessions for little ones aged 0-3 with developmental delay.

  • Group movement, balance and strength sessions for primary aged children who are mobile.

  • Bi-annual specialist upper limb clinic including splint provision (Occupational Therapy led).

  • Access to orthotic, Second skin and spasticity management clinics.

  • Complex Postural assessments

Home visits are still available for those clients who would prefer this option.

Our Team


The therapy team offers a wealth of experience within the field of neurological and complex assessment and rehabilitation. 


We offer:

  • Liaison with consultants, other therapists involved in the client’s care, Care agencies and families.

  • Extensive knowledge of the NHS and community resources/services in Gloucestershire

  • Staff who are focussed on ensuring the best possible outcomes and treatment planning.

 

Treatment Options

Initial assessment:
Full neurological review and treatment planning.  

Includes a report to summarise issues and suggested rehabilitation options.  

 

Ongoing rehabilitation:
 

One to one neurological physiotherapy
Hour long sessions that will include a range of activities personalised to each individual’s goals.  

One to one specialist rehabilitation therapy
Hour long sessions with a focus on rehabilitative exercise

 

Group music and movement sessions
For little ones 0-3 with developmental delay.
Music provided by Gary Quinn from Reaching Through Music with activities focussed on improving movement skills.

 

Action Stations movement and exercise sessions
For primary aged children with mobility or balance issues.
Children need to be independently mobile (with or without aids) to access the group.
The group will include a mixture of balance work, group exercise and supported access to gym equipment.

 

Other services
Orthotics, Vestibular treatment, Botox and Lycra garment assessments can be arranged through our therapy partner services.

Please contact the team to arrange an informal discussion. We would be happy to offer an in-person or video tour of the facilities.

Our therapy partners:

  • LEWIS Brand orthotics

  • NPP Neuro spasticity service

  • Second skin and DMO Lycra garments

  • Reaching Thru Music

  • Integrated Therapy Solutions 

  • B-Independent Occupational Therapy 

  • Eleanor Clarke - Vestibular and concussion physiotherapy

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