Welcome to the Paediatrics Clinical Interest Group (CPP)

Paediatrics - ISCPHi A

Who we are

Welcome to the CPP a professional clinical interest group within the ICSP concerned with all aspects of Physiotherapy relating to the needs, care and well-being of the sick and developing child and his/her family. With over 200 members, we encourage the sharing of knowledge and skills within our professional community.
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What we do

  • Represent Paediatric Physiotherapy within the ISCP.
  • Actively promote the field of Paediatric Physiotherapy within Ireland.
  • Provide a forum to promote the exchange of information between professionals within this specialist field.
  • Promote best practice for Paediatric Physiotherapists in Ireland
  • Aim to advance research in the field of Paediatric Physiotherapy.
  • Promote and facilitate continuous professional development (CPD) in Paediatric Physiotherapy.
  • Improve the quality of training and knowledge sharing for professionals in the field of Paediatric Physiotherapy.
  • Promote the benefits of specialist knowledge within this field and contribute to excellent levels of client care.

Benefits of being a member

  •  Reduced rate on CPP organised study days and the annual CPP Conference.
  • Updates on important events relevant to CPP members.
  • Representation of your concerns as Paediatric Physiotherapists at ISCP and international levels.
  • Personal and professional development with enhanced CPD opportunities within this field.
  • Provision of Educational opportunities.
  • Enhanced Communication within the ISCP and within the specialist field.

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Anne-Marie Cronin, Senior neo-natal physiotherapist at CUMH has advice on the importance of tummy time and promoting a baby's development

Watch Anne-Marie here on youtube:

This video on the Ask the Physio website is aimed at parents and guardians and gives tips to prevent a baby developing plagiocephaly, otherwise known as flat head.

You can also login to vimeo to view the video here

We  are proud to launch our  updated leaflet entitled ISCP Positional Plagiocephaly- An Information Leaflet for Families.  This leaflet was originally developed in 2015 by the Torticollis Working Group which was a sub group of the CPP.  In 2022, it was updated by the CPP committee using ISCP Guidelines for Developing Patient Information Leaflets.  These guidelines are available from the ISCP and are based on national guidelines such as NALA and consent.  The CPP worked with a graphic design team to help produce the updated leaflet.  The leaflet is available in PRINT and DIGITAL versions.  It can be printed easily as 2 A4 landscape pages and used as a booklet.  Alternatively, the digital version can be emailed to parents and it can be accessed on devices.  It is also a popular leaflet for Health Promotion and prevention of plagiocephaly and can be shared with PHNs and other healthcare providers. 

If you require any further information, please contact us at [email protected]        


Positional Plagiocephaly Leaflet Digital version /file_downloader.php?file_id=3092

Positional Plagiocephaly Leaflet Print version /file_downloader.php?file_id=3093


The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapist’s (APCP) have several parent information leaflets on a range of conditions and topics commonly referred to children's physiotherapists for advice and support.  As an organisation, the APCP are happy that the leaflets are freely available and intended for distribution to parents and care


Topics covered in these leaflets include: 


Head Turning Preference and Plagiocephaly 


Hypermobility and Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder


Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy 


Standing Frames 


Babywalkers - are they necessary?


Flat Feet in Young Children


Intoeing Gait


Osgood Schlatter's Disease 


Promoting Physical Development: Lying to Sitting


Choosing the right school bag 


Choosing Footwear for Children



APCP Tummy time

APCP Severs

APCP Positional talipes (CTEV) 2023 (1)

APCP Positional talipes (CTCV) 2023 (1)_0

APCP Perthes 2023

APCP Bottom Shuffling 2023

APCP Awake time ideas updated version



Please find attached two handouts to assist Chartered Physiotherapist's in the treatment of infant Torticollis.  These handouts are the work of the Torticollis Working group and were updated in 2023 in conjunction with the Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics.  They contain exercise ideas to assist the Chartered Physiotherapist in the treatment of Torticollis and preference to look to the right/left side.   The group included a variety of exercise ideas and exercises should only be prescribed by the Chartered Physiotherapist as indicated after a thorough assessment of the infant and their specific needs.

Torticollis with preference to look to the RIGHT side

Torticollis with preference to look to the LEFT side