Physiotherapy at Blakelands Hospital
The Physiotherapy Department at Blakelands Hospital offers a comprehensive range of treatments. We aim to provide a complete package of care to patients, which combine a full assessment with education and self-help programmes and conventional physio therapeutic treatments.
What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy can play a vital part in pain relief, healing and rehabilitation for most medical, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Physiotherapists offer a holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of problems and can offer advice to prevent problems or the recurrence of problems.
How can Physiotherapy help?
Physiotherapists help and treat people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing. Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which sees human movement as central to the health and well-being of individuals.
Physiotherapists identify and maximise movement potential through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation. The core skills used by physiotherapists include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro-physical modalities. Physiotherapists also have an appreciation of psychological, cultural and social factors which influence their clients.
We offer patients the highest quality of professional care in a safe, caring and cost-effective environment. All staff are specialised Chartered and State registered physiotherapist with extended qualifications
Blakelands Hospital is recognised by all major insurance companies
What kind of problems can we help with?
- Rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery
- Neck and back care
- Sports injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Complex joint and muscle problems
- Arthritic and rheumatic conditions
- Hand therapy
- Shockwave therapy
The department accepts referral from both GP's and Consultants. You may also self-refer for treatment if you are self-paying.
To book an appointment please telephone Blakelands Hospital on 01908 049 665
Access to Medical Records
There is a hospital policy for accessing your medical records. If you require further information please ask your physiotherapist about this.
Your First Appointment
The initial assessment will take between 30 - 60 minutes, depending on the area being assessed.
The Physiotherapist will assess and diagnose the problem and help you understand what is wrong. Much information is obtained by verbal questioning and physical examination. The Physiotherapist will work with you to develop an effective treatment plan that takes into account of your life-style, leisure activities and general health.
What to Wear
During your initial assessment , the Physiotherapist will need to examine areas of your body adjacent to the problem area to ensure that nothing is missed that could be important. We ask you to dress appropriately.
Call us today on 01908 334 217 to enquire about a Physiotherapy appointment, or email us via our contact form.