Outpatients

Outpatients

We are the Guildford locality provider for physiotherapy services, receiving referrals via a choose and book system, consultants and GPs. We aim to assess patients within 5 weeks for routine cases and within one week for those that are urgent.

Our Musculoskeletal outpatients’ team treats:

Orthopaedic patients including post-operative treatment

  • Rheumatological conditions
  • Vestibular conditions
  • Temporomandibular (jaw) joint dysfunction
  • Sports injuries
  • Back and neck pain/conditions
  • Upper and lower limb problems
  • Work related overuse conditions
  • Arthritic pain
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Dermatological conditions using phototherapy

The team also provides cover for the fracture clinic every weekday morning, for those patients who are referred from A&E / fracture clinic and require advice following removal of plaster cast or injury.

Our Team

Our team comprises of junior and senior state registered, chartered physiotherapists, as well as extended scope practioners who specialise in specific areas of physiotherapy including: spinal, shoulders, knees and hands.

Outpatients Department

Focus on treating patients referred with neck, back or upper limb conditions.  We also provide two group classes aiming at continuing rehabilitation and providing education to patients: 

The back class

Back Class runs from 3pm to 4.15pm on Mondays

  • 6 week Rolling programme
  • Educational talk
  • Circuit consisting of CV and core stability exercises

Hand Class: 

Runs from 11am-12pm on Fridays

  • 4 week Program
  • Exercises to help gain movement, strength and function

Outpatients Gym

Patients who are referred for lower limb conditions are treated in our fully equipped gym.

For intermediate and advanced lower limb rehabilitation we provide the following gym classes: 

 

Lower Limb Class

Tuesdays 4-5pm (Advanced)

This is a 6 week advanced lower limb rehabilitation program, run by a senior physiotherapist for patients who either want to return to sport or a high level of physical activity post injury or surgery. An individualised circuit programme will be devised by your referring physiotherapist, incorporating strength and cardiovascular training, balance and core stability exercises. This is closely reviewed and progressed each week, working towards your individual rehabilitation goals.

 

Wednesdays 8:30-9:30am and Thursdays 4-5pm (early rehabilitaion)

A six week program, consisting of exercises aimed at improving strength, co-ordination, movement of lower limbs. As with the advanced program and individualised program will be designed with your physiotherapist. The initial assessment for the class will be up to 40 minutes.

Within both the department and gym we have close links to outside institutions such as local leisure centres, with whom we run exercise referral schemes for our patients that would benefit from continued or those that wish to continue with exercise.

Further Information

FAQsplease click here

 

 

Service Improvement

We are continually striving to improve our services and so regularly carry out audits to monitor patient satisfaction and success of our services.

 

 Back Class Audit

Time waiting audit: 93% of our patients within outpatients are seen within 10 minutes of their appointment time – the trust standard being 90%.

External Links

Walks for health: www.whi.org.uk

Leisure centres

Cranleigh Leisure Centre

Farnham Sports Centre

Godalming Leisure Centre

Guildford Spectrum

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists Move for Health campaign

www.csp.org.uk/director/public/moveforhealth.cfm

Nice Guidelines

www.nice.org.uk/cg88

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