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Close Icon Paediatric Carer Training

At we aim to provide a holistic treatment packages for your child. These not only focus on improving your child’s physical health but also ensure that their environment is adequately adapted to meet their needs and those caring for them are equipped with the skills required to provide your child with the most effective care. This multi-pronged approach ensures your child is given the best care at all time and not only when they are receiving treatment from trained specialists.

What is a Carer Training?

Carer training is the provision of specific skills training for those who care for your child. The aim is to ensure they are able to meet all of your child’s needs. Care companies and family members often need a bit of extra training to be able to confidently help with transfers or handling, safely use equipment, and many other aspects of your child’s care. We can offer specific training sessions, organise reports and produce instructions on specific skills.

Parents and carers are actively encouraged to get involved in our therapy sessions.Above: Parents and carers are actively encouraged to get involved in our therapy sessions.

Who could benefit from Carer Training?

Firstly and most importantly your child will benefit from carer training as it ensures all interventions put in place by your physiotherapist will be carried out safely and effectively while they are not around to supervise. It will increase the number of people with the specific skill to help your child ensuring they are confident in their ability to help out. Other family members or friends who receive training can help decrease the pressure on the main carers allowing for times of respite from their responsibilities. Professional carers receiving the training also benefit as they increase their skills base and this can help improve career progression.

What would a Carer Training involve?

Your child may receive a new piece of equipment that needs specific knowledge to ensure its safe and correct use. In this instance your physiotherapist will may organise a meeting to bring all the main carers up to date with its use. They may also write a report or instruction list including pictures on how to use the equipment. This would provide irregular carers with clear and simple guidelines on use of the equipment.

What are the advantages of carer training?

There are many advantages of carer training. Some of the key benefits are listed below.
  • Ensures all involved in your child’s care have the skills to adequately meet their needs
  • Reduce risk of injury to carers
  • Provide carry over from treatment sessions
  • Ensures the correct equipment is in place for your child
  • Provide a better care environment for your child
  • Ensures the safe and correct use of all equipment
  • Help ease the strain on the full time carer’s
  • Increase the confidence in those caring for your child


For more information about our carer training or to book an appointment with us today, you can contact by calling 0330 088 7800 or emailing You can also make an appointment online today!

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