Paediatric Physiotherapy

The service covers the East Lancashire area including the Blackburn with Darwen. We offer care from pre-term to school leaving age at 19 years of age.

Our specialties across the service include:

  • Schools including Special Needs schools
  • Child Developments Centres across ELHT and BWD
  • Acute Ward
  • Rheumatology – In-patients and Out-patients
  • Cystic Fibrosis service – Covering both In-patients and Out-patients
  • Out-patients – Neurology and Musculoskeletal
  • N.I.C.U.
  • Community
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Mobility Clinic
  • Tone (Spasticity) Management Clinics with Consultant Paediatrician and Neurologist


Key staff

Emma Ninan - Paediatric and Woman’s Health Manager

Gill Pettigrew - Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Paediatric Physiotherapy Team Leader

Claire Hughes - Reedley Hall Paediatric Physiotherapy Team Leader

Cheryl Hanson - Clinical Specialist in Cystic Fibrosis

Nikki Salter and Claire Hughes - N.I.C.U. Clinical Specialists