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Therapies

See also HemiHelp information sheets on: Ankle & Foot Splints or Orthoses, Botulinum toxin, Orthopaedic Surgery.

Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists - Website: www.apcp.org.uk Can provide advice on finding a private physiotherapist.

BIBIC - Tel: 01278 684060 Email: info@bibic.org.uk (general enquiries) Website: www.bibic.org.uk National charity offering practical help to families caring for a child with a brain condition; addresses social, physical, communication and learning abilities. Individual programmes developed with a team of therapists, on-going treatment carried out at home.

Bobath Centre - Tel: 020 8444 3355 Email: enquiries@bobath.org.uk Website: www.bobath.org.uk www.bobathscotland.org.uk / www.bobathwales.org A non-profit making organisation specialising in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy through a multidisciplinary team of Bobath trained therapists. Branches in Cardiff and Glasgow.

Brainwave Centre - Website: www.brainwave.org.uk Centres in SW, SE and NW England. National charity offering practical help to families caring for a child with a brain condition; addresses social, physical, communication and learning abilities. Individual programmes developed with a team of therapists, on-going treatment carried out at home.

British Association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists - Tel: 020 7357 6480 Website: www.cot.co.uk Find out about the benefits of occupational therapy (OT) and access a register of private OTs.

British and Irish Orthoptic Society - Tel: 01353 66 55 41 Email: membership@orthoptics.org.uk Website: www.orthoptics.org.uk Advice on eye movement, e.g. squints. It is the professional association for orthoptists.

British Psychological Society - Tel: 0116 254 9568 Email: enquiries@bps.org.uk Website: www.bps.org.uk Find a chartered psychologist.

British Association for Music Therapy -Tel: 020 7837 6100 Email: info@bamt.org Website: www.bamt.org Provides an information and advice service with area co-ordinators who can put people in touch with music therapists locally.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - Tel: 020 7306 6666 Website: www.csp.org.uk Provides a search facility called Physio2u and information about physiotherapy.

Homeopathic Medical Association UK - Tel: 01474 560 336 Website: www.the-hma.org Represents qualified professional homeopaths and promotes homeopathy and homeopathic education. Provides a list of Homeopathic Hospitals in England and Scotland.

The Epilepsy Society - Tel: 01494 601300 Helpline: 01494 601400 Website: www.epilepsysociety.org.uk Information service with good leaflets, helpline and online forum. Residential care for severe and complex epilepsy.

National Institute of Conductive Education – Tel: 0121 442 5556 Email: mmccann@conductive-education.org.uk Website: www.conductive-education.org.uk The Foundation for Conductive Education is working to improve the lives of children and adults with neurological motor disorders through the training and practice of Conductive Education.

National Portage Association - Tel: 0121 244 1807 Email: info@portage.org.uk Website: www.portage.org.uk Home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families. Offers a framework of support with regular home visits by a trained Portage Home visitor, with the aim of finding an activity which the family can practice and enjoy together.

Occupational Therapists in Independent Practice - Tel: 0207 9890681 Email: enquiries@cotss-ip.org.uk Website: www.cotss-ip.org.uk A directory of independent registered (private) occupational therapists - searchable on their website.

Osteopathic Centre for Children - Tel: 0208 875 5290 Email: enquiries@fpo.org.uk Website: www.fpo.org.uk A network of professionals worldwide. Provides cranial osteopathy treatment at their London clinic.

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists - Tel: 020 7378 1200 Email: info@rcslt.org Website: www.rcslt.org Find out about benefits of speech and language therapy (SALT) and find a practitioner.

The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists - Tel: 020 7234 8620 Website: www.scpod.org Find information about chiropody and podiatry and find a practitioner.

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