A physiotherapist, in uniform, working with a patient in the Prehab Gym

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.

It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care.

Physiotherapists treat people of all ages, helping them manage pain and using a number of methods to aid recovery.


Areas physiotherapists work in

Although they’re often thought of as just dealing with musculoskeletal problems, physiotherapists are trained healthcare professionals who work in many areas, including:

  • Intensive care

  • Mental health

  • Neurology (including stroke)

  • Long-term conditions

  • Breathing problems

  • Pelvic health

  • Recovery after major surgery

  • Orthopaedics and trauma

  • Sports

  • Workplace health

  • Paediatrics (children)

  • Care of the elderly

  • Education and health promotion

What conditions do physiotherapists help treat?


Many physiotherapists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in an inpatient setting, we also provide outreach and community services as well as outpatient clinics in GP surgeries.

Physiotherapists help treat physical problems linked to a number of the body’s systems, including:

  • Musculoskeletal – bones, joints and soft tissues

  • Neuromuscular – the brain and nervous system

  • Cardiovascular – the heart and blood circulation

  • Respiratory – the organs that help you breathe, such as the windpipe

  • Stroke/Neurology

  • Respiratory Medicine/ Medical Rehabilitation

  • Older Persons Rehabilitation

  • Orthopaedics

  • Intensive Care

  • Surgery

  • Paediatrics

  • Pelvic health (pregnancy related pain, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction)

  • Oncology and Neuro Oncology

  • Sleep and Non-invasive Ventilation

  • Cardiac and Pulmonary  Rehabilitation

  • Prehabilitation

  • HOST - Hospital Outreach Support Team (team that supports patients post hospital discharge)

  • Phototherapy - UV light treatment for skin conditions such as eczema.

  • Musculoskeletal Outpatients

  • Outreach GP clinics

  • Musculoskeletal Triage


How do I contact you?

You can contact the department by ringing 01483 464153.