Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
The children’s therapies team is currently running a reduced service. We are prioritising those children that need urgent care.
We have established a helpdesk for urgent behaviour issues. If you need to speak to a member of the team, please contact 0300 123 3444 and choose option 1 and then option 3
We are a team of qualified podiatrists with specialist interests and knowledge in movement patterns and difficulties within the lower leg and foot. We work with children who have difficulties with movement, posture, gait and possibly pain. We work across several clinical sites and will see your child for assessment and treatment at one of these.
Initial appointment – carried out by a qualified podiatrist. This can take up to 1 hour and involves a case history taken from yourself and a range of assessments carried out with your child and you in the session.
Therapy intervention – carried out by our specialist team. Each session can be up to 45 mins dependent on the individual child. During this session strategies will be demonstrated with you and your child to target specific areas of difficulty.
Professionals working with your child can refer them into this service via our online referral form.
What is podiatry
All referral forms should be completed and forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a parent seeking advice please contact the duty desk on 0300 123 3444.
Alternatively please speak to your health visitor, GP or Nursery/School who may consider a referral to our service.
Following referral you will be invited to attend either a parent education training session or an assessment screen.
Phone lines are open between 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday