Where we work

Physiotherapist carrying out chest physiotherapy on the Medical Unit

Physiotherapist carrying out chest physiotherapy on the Medical Unit

The following are just some of the departments our physiotherapists work in and the treatments they carry out:

  • Outpatients

    spinal and joint problems, accidents and sports injuries

  • Intensive Care

    keeping limbs mobile and chests clear

  • Women’s Health

    advising on ante and post-natal care, exercise and posture and managing incontinence and post-gynaecological operations

  • Care of Elderly

    maintaining their mobility and independence, rehabilitation after falls or treating arthritic problems

  • Stroke Patients

    helping people with paralysed limbs to restore normal movement

  • Orthopaedics

    helping after hip, knee and other joint replacements; treating patients who have had accidents

  • Mental Illness

    holding relaxation and body awareness classes and improving confidence and self-esteem through exercise

  • Occupational Health

    working within organisations treating employees and looking at the way people work to help prevent repetitive strain injury

  • People with Learning Difficulties

    developing people’s potential through sport and recreation; assessing and providing specialist footwear, seating and equipment

  • Paediatrics

    Providing assessment and treatment for neonates with congenital deformities
    i.e. congenital foot deformities;treating children following accidents; aiding children with chest conditions;helping children with mental and physical handicap.

  • Community

    treating a wide range of patients at home and giving advice to those who care for people

  • Surgical Wards

    Helping patients after surgery to keep their chest clear, exercise to get stronger and help to start walking again

  • Medical Wards

    Helping patients after illness to keep their chest clear, exercise to get stronger and help to start walking again Treatments Can we split this into inpatient and outpatients sections

  • Inpatients

    Mobilisation – getting patients walking after illness, injury or surgery.
    Respiratory Care – advising patients of chest clearance techniques and management of long term chest conditions.
    Exercise – advising patients on appropriate exercise to improve movement and muscle strength.

  • Amputee Physiotherapy

    Helping people who have undergone a limb amputation to maintain independence and improve mobility. Treatments – Amputee rehabilitation – This can include strengthening exercises, balance exercises and prosthetic rehabilitation.