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Physiotherapy

The physiotherapy provision at Exeter Deaf Academy currently consists of one day per week from the Physiotherapist, and two days per week from the Physiotherapy Assistant.

Referral to the physiotherapist can be made through the school (via Susan Spiers - Therapies and Partners Co-ordinator) or by doctors or the school nurse.

Parents can raise concerns directly by contacting Susan Spiers or by contacting Lyn Shaw (Physiotherapy Assistant) at school.

The physiotherapy team work in collaboration with parents, academy staff and students to work on physical development. We also liaise closely with other health professionals including paediatricians, orthopaedic surgeons, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists.

Physiotherapy input involves an initial assessment followed by appropriate interventions which might be an individual home exercise programme, an individual programme to be used in school, a group physiotherapy session, rebound therapy, or general advice. We advise on seating, mobility aids and other specialist equipment