We are a small and friendly, independent Therapy Practice established in 2010 and are based in South Cambridgeshire. We offer both a private Occupational Therapy and private Physiotherapy service to children living in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding counties, including the city of Cambridge.
Assessment and treatment is available to children aged 0 to 16 years affected by various childhood conditions that can impact on their ability to move and function independently or to achieve their full potential socially, physically or academically.
We are able to offer advice, assessment and treatment for a wide variety of childhood disorders including:
- Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD ) / Dyspraxia and its associated difficulties
- Developmental Delay
- Neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy or Acquired Brain Injury, including post op rehabilitation following procedures such as Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy and Botulinum toxin injections
- Neuromuscular conditions such as Spinal Muscular Atrophy
- Rheumatological conditions such as Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Perthe's disease
- Genetic conditions such as Down’s syndrome
- Sensory Processing Difficulties associated with Autism and other developmental disorders
- Gait abnormalities
- Congenital conditions such as torticollis, positional talipes and Erb's palsy
We are fortunate at the Banana Tree Practice to be able to provide either individual therapy input, or combined Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy intervention. This ensures that your child will receive an integrated therapy programme that best meets their needs in an effective, accessible and timely manner. Sessions are carried out at home or in school.
The Occupational Therapy Service is provided by Ruth Le May and the Physiotherapy service by Melanie Jones. We have both worked within the NHS in the paediatric field for over 23 years and gained extensive experience in hospital and community settings and provided input into both mainstream and Special Schools. We both have a special interest in the assessment and treatment of Developmental Coordination Disorders, Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorders. Both Melanie and Ruth are qualified Sensory Integration Practitioners, Ruth at an Advanced level.
As parents ourselves, we recognise the importance of working together with everyone involved with your child to ensure that treatment goals are both realistic and relevant to your child’s daily life and focused on skills that are important to them. We believe this will help your child remain motivated and positive towards their therapy, an essential prerequisite for a successful outcome. We work hard to make sure our sessions are fun and something that your child will look forward to and enjoy.
If you think The Banana Tree Practice could help your child, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.
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