What we do

The orthopaedic physiotherapy service provides assessment, treatment and physiotherapy management for adult patients admitted to the orthopaedic wards. Your assessment and treatment will depend upon your symptoms.
The physiotherapy team works closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team to promote independency and facilitate early and safe discharge.

Who is it for?

The team provides physiotherapy for patients undergoing planned surgery (elective) or those who are admitted to hospital due to a traumatic accident or incident.

Some examples of elective patients who are admitted for planned surgery can include knee, hip, shoulder, or elbow replacement, anterior/posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, and knee/hip or elbow arthroscopy.

Trauma patients who are admitted after a trauma resulting in injuries including fractured neck of femur, lower limb fractures, upper limb fractures, spinal fractures and many other musculoskeletal and soft tissue conditions.

Can anyone use this service?

If appropriate patients will be referred to the service by the multidisciplinary team including nursing staff and doctors. You will then be seen and as part of your inpatient stay.

Opening Times

8am – 4pm, 7 days a week

 

What to expect

Depending on your individual needs, assessment and treatment can include:

  • Range of movement exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Balance Exercises to help prevent falls
  • Mobility practice (with an appropriate walking aid if required)
  • Progression of mobility (if using a walking aid) including gait re-education
  • All aimed to achieve the patients personal goals and achieve the appropriate level of independence for the patient.

Contact us

01443 443443 extension 6282 or 6253

Useful links

Osteoarthritis
Falls