Lucy Hodge

Experienced children's physiotherapist specialising in babies and prematurity

About me

Lucy is a dedicated and effective children's physiotherapist and yoga teacher with over twelve years of paediatric experience.

Lucy is a specialist paediatric physiotherapist with extensive experience of working with babies, children and young people in the NHS and private sector. This includes work in the acute, community and clinic settings, with significant experience in working with schools and nurseries and their staff.

Lucy's specialisms include babies and pre-school age children, including those born prematurely. Lucy is passionate about babies and children moving and functioning to the best of their ability and she loves helping families with achieving this together!

Lucy wants parents and carers to feel empowered with knowledge about their child's unique developmental pathway and feel confident in how and when to help...and when not to.

Lucy's Qualifications

  • Physiotherapy BSc
  • Bobath Trained

Service packages

Initial Physiotherapy Assessment

Initial Physiotherapy Assessment (up to 1 hour)

Ideal for 'baby MOTs', concerns about leg/foot posture, walking or developmental delay

This will involve:
An in-depth conversation about your concerns and the history.
Observation of your child’s movement, motor skills, interaction and play and hands-on assessment if needed.
Discussion about the plan /ongoing treatment if necessary.
Initial advice and strategies to address areas of need.

Complex Initial Assessment

Complex Initial Assessment (1 1/2 - 2 hours)

For children with more complex history or disability or those under case management

This will involve:
An in-depth conversation about your concerns, history, professionals involved etc.
Observation of your child’s movement, motor skills, interaction and play and hands-on assessment.
Discussion about the plan /ongoing treatment.
Initial advice and strategies to address areas of need.

Follow Up Appointment

Follow Up Appointment (45 minutes – 1 hour)

This will involve:
Treatment as required, using hands-on or off methods depending on your child’s needs.
Use of play to keep it fun and motivating!
Provision and progression of detailed advice, activities and /or programme.
Ongoing monitoring and review of progress

Block of 6 Follow Up Sessions

Block of 6 Follow Up Sessions

Testimonials

  • 'Thank you so much already for helping her (and teaching us to help her). She woke after sleeping through this morning straighter, smiling and cooing! She barely cried today at all. Her left shoulder was not twisted as much... We are so pleased! Obviously there’s still lots of work and baby steps but it’s the best step we’ve taken thus far.' Bianca - Mother of a child with an emerging motor disorder
  • When my daughter was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, mixed spastic and dystonic, I desperately wanted to do everything possible to help her reach her fullest potential. Having Lucy Hodge as her physiotherapist does exactly this and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Lucy is an incredibly passionate and talented individual. Her handling skills are amazing and she is also an excellent teacher, empowering my husband and I to confidently play with and hold our daughter in a way that means she continues to have opportunities to develop outside of her physio sessions. Lucy puts my daughter at the centre of her care and is proactive in joining up with the various other therapists we see. Annabelle has gained so much from working with Lucy and, very importantly, has had a lot of fun whilst doing so! Abi - Mother
  • Lucy is a gem. When looking for help for a child with autistic traits and poor muscle tone, motor skills, it's frustrating to meet so many professionals who just share advice you can find online. Of all the specialists we've instructed, Lucy was the one who really got to know our son, and gave us useful, practical feedback about his underlying physical characteristics, needs and ways to help him. She taught us about how his ligaments worked, the extent of his delays, and provided reassurance in a lot of areas. She exuded confidence, expertise and a great personal touch - she's ideally suited to working with children, especially those with complex needs. We had sessions in a park and in a swimming pool which were both comprehensive and also enjoyable. The exercises Lucy recommended were sensible, specific and yet easy to incorporate into normal day-to-day play. The games didn't feel 'drilled' and were child-focused and therefore easy to sustain over time, improving their effectiveness. We were impressed with her input and so were the pre-school and school. Chris - Father

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