Our Physiotherapy Department provides a comprehensive service to hospital inpatients, as well as providing a wide range of outpatient treatments.
You do not always need to be referred by your doctor to access our services, although we do prefer to communicate with them in managing your treatment.
The department is staffed by chartered physiotherapists and has a cross section of specialist skills and interests amongst its physiotherapists.
We don’t believe that one physiotherapist can treat all complaints. Therefore, in addition to our musculo-skeletal team, we have specialists in Respiratory, Women’s Physiotherapy, Neuro-rehab, Hand and Paediatrics.
We aim to work as a team with other medical professionals to ensure that an integrated and comprehensive approach to care is achieved.
We also have access to Occupational Therapy services. In addition the department has close links with several national sporting organisations.
The department is fully equipped with a rehabilitation gymnasium, neuro assessment room, occupational therapy and a home living assessment room.
The Physiotherapy Department at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth provides assessment and treatment of a wide spectrum of conditions, including:
- musculoskeletal pain/dysfunction
- back pain, neck pain
- strained ligaments
- muscle injuries
- neural pain, cerviogenic headaches
- sports injuries
- post operative rehabilitation
- women’s health
- stress/urge incontinence
- antenatal/postnatal advice
- repetitive strain injury
- ergonomic advice
- pilates classes
Our experienced Neuro-physiotherapy team is highly skilled in the management and rehabilitation of neurological conditions.
Our team understands that patients who have suffered a stroke require ongoing treatment to maintain improvement in the patient’s ability to perform the tasks needed for everyday life.
Everyone coming to us for treatment is individually assessed and our physios work with the patient and their family to identify and achieve their goals.
How can our specialist neuro-physiotherapists help?
- Coordination and balance re-training
- Functional activities promoting independence and participation in daily life
- Bespoke mobility and strength training to suit the patient’s needs
- Improving exercise tolerance
- Normalising muscle tone
- Trunk stability & strengthening
- Gait retraining
Services available include:
- Outpatient therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech and language therapy
- Domiciliary therapy (home-based)
- Acute inpatient stroke therapy
- Stroke inpatient rehabilitation
Both occupational therapy and physiotherapy offer home assessment.