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.
Although they’re often thought of as just dealing with musculoskeletal problems, physiotherapists are trained healthcare professionals who work in many areas, including:
Neurology (including stroke)
Recovery after major surgery
Orthopaedics and trauma
Care of the elderly
Education and health promotion
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
Respiratory Medicine/ Medical Rehabilitation
Older Persons Rehabilitation
Pelvic health (pregnancy related pain, bladder, bowel and sexual dysfunction)
Oncology and Neuro Oncology
Sleep and Non-invasive Ventilation
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
HOST - Hospital Outreach Support Team (team that supports patients post hospital discharge)
Phototherapy - UV light treatment for skin conditions such as eczema.
Outreach GP clinics
You can contact the department by ringing 01483 464153.