What we do
Specialist stroke physiotherapists provide assessment and treatment of patients who have been admitted to hospital with a stroke.
Physiotherapists are available from initial admission and assessment at the Acute Stroke Unit in Prince Charles Hospital to ongoing rehabilitation at the Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda Stroke Rehabilitation Unit (if required). Further rehabilitation at home is also available via the Early Supported Discharge team if your physiotherapist feels this is required.
Our main aims are to maintain movement, optimise function, prevent chest complications and maximise independence and we work closely with patients and families to form treatment goals and identify individual patient needs.
Who is it for?
All stroke patients who are admitted to the acute stroke unit with a new diagnosis of stroke will have a comprehensive assessment by specialist physiotherapists.
Following assessment, ongoing physiotherapy may be provided for stroke patients:
- At Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda
- At Ysbyty Cwm Cynon
- Via the Early Supported Discharge Team
Can anyone use this service?
Every patient with a new diagnosis of stroke can access the stroke services. Ongoing physiotherapy after assessment will be provided according to assessment outcomes.
8:30am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday across all sites
What to expect
The physiotherapist will complete a full and detailed assessment of your movement, strength, function, balance and mobility. Following this the physiotherapist will work closely with you to develop an individualised treatment plan.
Treatment may include
- Seating assessment
- Mobility practice including re-education of gait
- Balance exercises
- Upper limb rehabilitation
- Exercise prescription
- Improving access to the community at home.
If you need to speak to a Physiotherapist then please contact the ward that the patient is/was on.