Children’s Physio

Children’s Physiotherapy at Nicole Lavin Neurorehab Ltd provides specialist assessment, treatment and advice for children and young people with acute or long-term neurological, developmental or neuromuscular conditions.

Individualised goal orientated therapy programmes are devised in partnership with parents/guardians to ensure that every opportunity is taken to improve the quality of the child’s life. Evidence-based treatment plans are provided to suit the child and the family.

Assessment and treatment focuses on postural management, movement control and promoting functional independence and participation in daily activities to improve quality of life. Treatment can be carried out where the child is most comfortable which could be at the practice, at home, school or at a day centre.


Our experienced Children’s Physiotherapist Heather Angilley is a leader in the field of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD/dyspraxia), its diagnosis, treatment and advice.

Heather Angilley Post Grad. Dip. Phys  SRP MCSP

Heather’s other areas of expertise include:

  • Assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with developmental
    delay, and Cerebral Palsy
  • Acquired brain injury – treatment of current symptoms and management of long-term needs
  • Referral to and collaboration with orthotists for splinting and specialist
  • Advice and contacts for specialised sports opportunities for children with
  • Advice and guidance for 24-hour postural management including specialist
    seating assessment, sleep systems and mobility aids.

Specialist Children’s Neurophysiotherapist

Heather Angilley is a leader in the field of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD/dyspraxia) and a wide range of other neurological conditions affecting children.

Heather has over 30 years of experience as a Physiotherapist specialising in paediatrics from the outset, beginning her career in the East End of London and continuing in that area until she moved to Yorkshire in 1992.

Heather has vast experience in acute and community paediatrics, treating children with neurological and neuromuscular conditions in their earlier development years helping them to achieve their greater potential.

Heather’s other areas of expertise are:

  • Assessment & treatment of children with developmental delay and Cerebral Palsy, preterm to young adult
  • Acquired brain injury – treatment and forecast of needs.
  • Acute chest conditions.
  • Adapted and specialised sports for disabled children and related equipment.
  • British Sign Language trained.

In 2014 Heather retired from the NHS she is an active member of the special interest group Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (ACPC) and Paediatric Physios in Independent and Private Sector (PPIPS).

Heather is involved in training various aspects of care and treatment of childhood disability. This includes the promotion and training in the use of “Fit to Learn”- an award winning in-school motor skills programme. Heather promotes evidence-based healthcare, and  overseas shares new developments in treatment, promotes Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and teamwork in rural areas. She supports continuous professional development for all staff and assists in the development of sustainable services.