Medical physiotherapy – frequently asked questions

What should I / my relatives bring into hospital for physiotherapy sessions?

Please consider bringing in the following:

  • Footwear – well fitting slippers or outdoor shoes.
  • Walking aid.
  • Your wheelchair if you use one.
  • Comfortable clothes.
  • Any specialist appliance for mobility.

Please liaise with the ward physiotherapist before bringing in specialist mobility equipment.

What will happen after I leave hospital?

Following a period of physiotherapy at the Royal Surrey Hospital, patients may require a longer period of rehabilitation at a community hospital prior to discharge home.  This is a joint decision between all members of the team involved in the patients care.

If a patient is discharged directly home from hospital, the physiotherapist may consider a referral for ongoing physiotherapy in the community or follow up by specialist nurses or teams.

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