Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal Outpatients
The Physiotherapy Outpatients Department at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford is located in Outpatients 9. The department serves the local area for outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy services, receiving referrals
Our musculoskeletal outpatients’ team addresses:
- Arthritic Pain
- Back and neck pain/conditions
- Chronic pain
- Post trauma/fracture
- Pre/Post-operative orthopaedic patients
- Rheumatological conditions
- Soft tissue injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
- Upper and lower limb problems
- Vestibular conditions
- Work related conditions
The team also provides physiotherapy in Fracture Clinic every weekday morning, for those patients who are referred from A&E / Fracture Clinic and require advice following an injury.
We operate a 6 day service with appointments available within the following times:
- Monday – 07:00 – 18.00
- Tuesday – 07:00 – 18:00
- Wednesday – 07:00 – 18:00
- Thursday – 07:00 – 18:00
- Friday – 07:00 – 17:00
- Saturday – 08:15 – 16:00
Offsite Satellite Clinics
We provide physiotherapy at a number of GP practices in the surrounding area. These run varying opening times subject to the individual surgery.
- The Border Practice, Aldershot
- Forest Surgery, Bordon
- Chiddingfold Surgery, Chiddingfold
- Cranleigh Medical Practice, Cranleigh
- The Mill Medical Practice, Godalming
- Badgerswood Surgery, Headley
We have a fully equipped on-site gym and large department with individual cubicles where we assess and treat patients.
We also provide a variety of classes aimed at continuing rehabilitation and providing education to patients.
The classes we run are:
Advanced Lower Limb Class
Early Lower Limb Class
OA Knee Group
Return to Fitness Class
Within the department we have close links to the community such as local leisure centres and Holy Cross Hospital for Hydrotherapy. We run exercise referral schemes for our patients that would benefit from continued supervised exercise.
What should I expect at my initial appointment?
Please make yourself known to our reception team or book yourself in on one of our touch screen kiosks and then wait in the waiting area.
We have 3 waiting areas;
In front of the reception desk – please wait here for Male and Female Health, Paediatrics, Pre-op Knee Class and Saturday Childbirth Preparation classes.
In front of the main physiotherapy department – Please wait here for all routine physiotherapy appointments
In front of our physiotherapy gym – Please wait her for gym classes or follow up gym appointments.
We do run to time, so please leave plenty of time for travel/parking. If you are late we will need to reduce the amount of time you will be seen for. If this takes your remaining appointment time to less than 15minutes we may need to reschedule that appointment to another time/day.
Should you not attend an appointment for whatever reason, you have two weeks to rearrange. If we have not heard from you within this time we will assume you no longer require physiotherapy and you will be discharged.
How long is my appointment?
A new patient appointment may be 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Follow up appointments are up to 30 minutes.
What shall I wear?
Please wear loose fitting clothes as you may be asked to remove some clothing to enable us to complete a full assessment appropriate to the reason that you have been referred.
May I bring someone with me?
Yes, you can have someone present with you throughout the assessment, or they may wait in our waiting area for you.
All of our team are Chartered Physiotherapists (CSP) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Our team is comprised of Junior, Senior, Team Leaders, Clinical Specialists and Extended Scope Practitioners (ESP’s) who specialise in specific areas of physiotherapy including pain, rheumatology, spinal, shoulders, knees, hands and the foot & ankle. We may also have physiotherapy students on placements who will be supervised by a senior physiotherapist.