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Wednesday 24 July 2019
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About our service

The Physiotherapy Service offers:

  • Assessment and treatment of physical and respiratory function, mobility and independence. 

  • Pre and post-operative rehabilitation.

  • Treatment includes the use of exercise, rehabilitation programmes, hydrotherapy,    pain-relieving techniques such as hot and cold therapy, electrotherapy, acupuncture.

  • Services are provide within the hospital environment and in out patient clinics

  • Extended Scope Physiotherapists support Consultant Clinics in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology as agreed in the AHP contract

 

Physiotherapists assess and treat patients with a wide range of conditions including musculo-skeletal, neurological, respiratory, women's health and elderly/medical conditions. 

The aim is to help restore or maintain respiratory function, movement strength, mobility and functional ability to patients who have had an illness or surgery and help them achieve the most appropriate, timely and safe discharge solution for that patient. 

Clinicians will refer patients requiring ongoing physiotherapy input to the relevant outpatient, intermediate care or community service. 

Physiotherapists assess and treat patients in a holistic manner communicating with other members of the MDT team to ensure that the patient achieves their goal of maximising their independence.