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Bethan Darlington - Paediatric Physiotherapist

Beth is a dedicated and compassionate paediatric physiotherapist with over ten years of experience in providing exceptional care to children with various physical challenges.

 Since graduating in 2014 from Cardiff University Beth has practiced a variety of physiotherapy specialties within the NHS and private practice where she has refined her assessment and treatment skills and the management of children with complex needs.

 She has worked across a broad range of settings including special schools, children centres, acute hospitals (including Noah’s Ark children’s hospital) and client’s homes and has experience working with a wide range of developmental, neurological, and musculoskeletal conditions including acquired brain and birth injuries, spinal and orthopaedic injuries and learning difficulties.

 Beth's specialities and main areas of interest are neuro (brain injuries) and early years development.

 Beth employs a variety of evidence-based techniques and modalities, including therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, Bobath therapy, hydrotherapy, and rebound therapy. 

Beth has completed her Bobath Introductory and Bobath Early Intervention courses and Rebound Therapy Plus training (Winstrada grades 1-8).  She develops individualised treatment plans tailored to the unique needs and goals of each client, promoting their functional mobility and independence.

 Throughout her paediatric career Beth has studied the importance of effective postural management in children with altered postural tone and reduced mobility and is fascinated by the ways in which we can achieve their comfort and functional effectiveness.

Her aim is to always be responsive to her client’s and family's wishes using a creative approach to achieve their goals; understanding that every child is different with a unique set of expectations, challenges and aspirations.

Having worked in the NHS for many years, Beth understands the limitations faced and is therefore passionate about providing the highest standard of care with a focus on improving quality of life and reaching every child's potential.

 In 2017 Beth set up a baby and toddler class business, ‘The Mini Movement’, to share her passion for child development, sensory play and music. Alongside this she also runs ‘The Sunshine Movement’ inclusive classes for children with physical disabilities and additional learning needs and provides these sessions in various hospices, schools and children’s centres.  In 2022 she was overjoyed to win ‘best baby and toddler class in Wales’ in the Wales Children’s and Activities Services Awards and in 2023 'Best Disability Community Group' in the Welsh 'Understanding Disability Awards'.

 Beth is passionate about bringing her creativity and love for music and drama into her physiotherapy sessions to maximise engagement and success of the treatment, build trusting relationships and make physio a joyful experience!