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  • In-patients

NICU Physio

The physiotherapists who work on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are based within Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.  They work as part of the Inter Disciplinary Team (IDT) to provide a service to the babies on NICU.

This service provides early assessment to babies at risk of developmental problems; respiratory care as needed and assessment of any musculoskeletal or genetic conditions while the babies are on the unit.

In many cases this consists of positioning advice and supporting parents and the IDT through the developmental care model and the concept of kangaroo care.


  • Out-patients

On discharge from hospital any on-going Physiotherapy care will be provided by the family's local service; which may be a home visit or taking the baby to a local child development centre as they get bigger.