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:

  • intensive care
  • mental health
  • neurology (including stroke)
  • long-term conditions
  • breathing problems
  • men’s and women’s health (including incontinence)
  • recovery after major surgery
  • orthopaedics and trauma
  • sports
  • workplace health
  • paediatrics (children)
  • 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
  • Stroke/Neurology
  • Respiratory Medicine/ Medical Rehabilitation
  • Elderly
  • Orthopaedics
  • Critical Care
  • Surgery
  • Paediatrics
  • Women and Mens Health
  • Oncology and Neuro Oncology
  • Sleep and Non Invasive Ventilation
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Pulmonary Rehab
  • HoST- Hospital Outreach Support Team
  • Phototherapy- UV light treatment for skin conditions such as ezcema.
  • Musculosketal Outpatients
  • Outreach GP clinics


T: 01483 571122 ext 4153

  • Director of Operations – John Coleman
  • Chief of Service – Kate Potter
  • Head of Therapies  – Deb Hughes
  • Department Leads – Jen Longley/Sam Towers
  • Superintendents – Michelle Dawson

Team Leads

  • Erica Morrison- NeuroOncology/ Stroke
  • Emily Hughes- Respiratory Medicine/ Medical Rehabilitation
  • Sarah Wright – Older Persons Rehabilitation
  • Kate Galloway/ Susie Golding- Orthopaedics
  • Sarah Gregory -Critical Care
  • Rachel Brown- Surgery
  • Helen Troughton- Paediatrics
  • Ruth Smith- Women and Mens Health
  • Abbie Masters- Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Katherine Marshall – Sleep and Non Invasive Ventilation
  • Caroline Sly- HoST- Hospital Outreach Support Team
  • Liora Jackson– Musculosketal Outpatients
  • Helen Galley/Theo Dobson – Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

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