University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Children's inpatient orthopaedic physiotherapy

The orthopaedic therapy team cover ward G3 and day cases on John Atwell ward. The team is made up of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and therapy assistants. 

This acute service allows children to be safely discharged from hospital with appropriate equipment to allow them to function at home until they are better. Our therapists see patients who have had surgery, multilevel surgery or broken bones.

Treatment may include teaching children to use a walking aid or transfer aid, exercise programmes, hydrotherapy and gym work.


  • Jen Ward
  • Kim Pointer
  • Helen Earley
  • Rotational member of staff