Physiotherapists, armed with an in-depth knowledge of the human body, strive to restore movement and optimise functional independence for children and young people who have an acute or chronic illness. We provide both outpatient and inpatient physiotherapy services. In cases where physiotherapy intervention beyond the acute phase is required, patients are referred to a more appropriate service.
Our teams are experts in the fields of paediatric physiotherapy and have specialist knowledge and advanced qualifications in a number of specialty areas.
We link with local physiotherapy providers around the country to insure there is a continuum of care after discharge from the hospital service.
Call this line if you have a query about your child’s stay in the hospital such as date of admission.
We may see your child either as an inpatient or during a scheduled outpatient appointment.
Our clinical services and paediatric specialty areas include;
Adolescent mental health
Aquatic physiotherapy service (Tallaght only)
Complex pain service
Haematology and oncology
Rare Bone disorders
Trauma & Orthopaedics
We also run an aquatic physiotherapy service which is unique to CHI at Tallaght (located in main Tallaght University Hospital). This service is available to any appropriate child attending any CHI site.
Physiotherapy Undergraduate students from Trinity College Dublin, RCSI, and University College Dublin are placed in this Physiotherapy department on an ongoing basis. They are supported by our onsite tutor and clinical educators. Please consult your practice education team in your university for information relating to placements.
We are unable to facilitate additional requests for placements, shadowing experience, or volunteering from any other physiotherapy or physiotherapy assistant programmes.