Our Physiotherapists assess the impact of physical conditions and help to restore movement and function in a wide range of in-patient settings.
Inpatient Physiotherapy services
About our services
Our Physiotherapists are specialists in assessing and treating a range of complex conditions, including a variety of orthopedics, elderly, medical, neurology, cardiology and respiratory conditions and work to current clinical guidelines and treatment is based on best practice.
Physiotherapists use a physical approach to promote, maintain and restore physical function, as well as psychological and social well-being and combine their knowledge, skills and approach to improve a broad range of physical conditions associated with different systems of the body across a broad range of specialties.
Treatments may include:
- Respiratory Physiotherapy to help maintain someone’s ability to breath and cough
- Mobility assessments and issuing of appropriate walking aids
- Moving and handling assessment and advice to colleagues and carers
- Exercise programmes to improve range of movement and strength
- Management of spasticity and posture, including stretching and positioning regimes to help maintain range of movement
Our Physiotherapists have a variety of skills to support with complex discharges working closely with rest of the multidisciplinary team.
Outpatient Physiotherapy services
What do we do?
Our qualified physiotherapists provide a high quality physiotherapy service for people with musculoskeletal problems. We help our patients to develop and restore movement in order to maximise their quality of life and help them to achieve their functional goals.
We are committed to delivering and promoting high standards of customer care, ensuring that patients with musculoskeletal problems receive the most appropriate treatment at the right time in the right place.
All our physiotherapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC):
The physiotherapy departments:
All of our physiotherapy departments have individual treatment cubicles where we assess and treat patients. In addition to this we have;
- A gym on all three sites
- A hydrotherapy pool at Pinderfields General Hospital
As part of your assessment with your physiotherapist these options may be discussed to help you achieve your therapy goals.
We also offer the following classes, your physiotherapist will discuss these with you where appropriate:
- Shoulder rehabilitation
- Spinal rehabilitation
- Lower Limb rehabilitation
We aim for you to get the most out of your treatment and your physiotherapist will expect you to act upon the advice given and to comply with your agreed treatment programme.
Our physiotherapy services are based at both main hospitals, GP practices and health centres (see where to find us), so you can receive care closer to your home or place of work. When booking your appointment please let us know where you would like to be seen and whether you require any additional assistance e.g. an interpreter.
How Can I See A Physiotherapist?
You can access the service by talking to your G.P., hospital Consultant or other health care professional who will then refer you in to our service if appropriate.
Mid Yorkshire Staff can self-refer via Occupational Health.
Your Physiotherapy Appointment
Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment, this allows you to book yourself in at the reception desk. If you arrive more than 10 minutes after your appointment time your physiotherapist may not be able to see you.
For safety reasons please tell the receptionist and physiotherapist if you have a pacemaker or if you may be pregnant.
The physiotherapist may ask you to undress to your underwear as part of your assessment. For a neck or shoulder problem you may feel more comfortable wearing a vest, for a lower back or leg problem you may wish to bring shorts.
Please complete all of the paperwork that is sent to you through the post making sure that you list all of your medication.
There is a charge for parking at the hospitals and at some of our other treatment sites.
What will my first appointment involve?
At your first appointment one of our physiotherapists will carry out a comprehensive assessment of your problems and jointly agree a treatment plan with you. A treatment programme may include specific hands-on treatment by the physiotherapist, exercise and advice on self-management. General aims of physiotherapy are to reduce pain, increase strength or mobility and improve function.
Central Booking Office
If you need to make or cancel an appointment please phone the central booking office on:
Phone line: 01924 541488
(Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm)
Appointments can be offered from 8:00am to 5.00pm at all our sites, please enquire when booking your appointment.
If you cannot attend your appointment, please give 24 hours notice by calling the number above. We work in-line with the Trust's Patient Access Policy:
If you do not attend your appointment/class and fail to contact us, you will be discharged from Physiotherapy services. Consecutive cancellations of two appointments may also result in you being discharged.
Conditions we treat
A wide variety of conditions are treated which include:
- Care of the Elderly
- Brain injuries
- Neurological conditions
- Palliative care
- Respiratory including intensive care
- Spinal cord injuries
- Vascular including amputees
National hip fracture database has been updated and has ranked Mid Yorkshire as the 9th best Hospital Trust in the UK out of 171 in the country.
What our patients say
The lady we saw showed me and my mum more understanding and support than we have received from anyone. Her knowledge and professionalism was so helpful when it came to making decisions about Mum's future but more than that was her personal, caring, individual advice and support that gave me the emotional strength and belief that I needed when having to face such important decisions. I can't thank her enough.
I would like to thank you for help during my initial stroke and recently as I came back to the Stroke Unit. I am now better and back to work .MY Therapy (community) have started coming each other day looks like with their support I may be able to achieve most of my goals and get a normal life as before. Please pass my gratitude to the team who were all brilliant and demonstrated Trust values.
Outpatient information leaflets
Patient information and exercise leaflets from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy are available for download from the links below.
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - back pain
- Advice leaflet - So you have back pain?
- Advice leaflet - The Pain Toolkit
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Facial Palsy advice leaflet
Other patient information leaflets are availabe on the Arthritis Research UK website