Paediatric musculoskeletal services

At NUH we provide a range of elective paediatric musculoskeletal services. There are four paediatric orthopaedic consultants, two sports medicine specialists and physiotherapist led clinics.

We are moving to central review of all referrals to help get patients in the most appropriate clinic from the outset to minimise delays in treatment and improve patient experience.

There are a large number of normal variants when it comes to the development of the lower limbs in children. Flexible flat feet, in-toeing, knock knees and bow legs are common examples of routine referrals.

The aim of this website is to provide reassurance and referral indications for these common conditions as a resource for GPs with the aim of reducing the need for referral and minimising wait times for those who do require assessment.

Each condition has a downloadable leaflet which can be used to assist in giving parents guidance and additional reassurance if required.

Contact us


Mr Julian Chell
Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 83141

Mr James Hunter
Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext:  85719

Mr Dominik Lawniczak
Tel: 0115 924 9924  Ext: 83141

Miss Kathryn Price
Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext:  85719



Ms Charmaine Richards
Tel: 0115 849 3326

Ms Amy Pattenden
Tel: 0115 849 3326


Sports Medicine

Professor Mark Batt
Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext:  85143

Dr Kate Strachan
Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 85143