Physiotherapy outpatients

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).

For more information about the work we do with our burns patients visit the website here.

For more informaiton about how we support patients in the rehabilitation of traumatic injury and conditions of the hand and upper limb, visit the website here.

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
  • Rheumatology
  • Pilates
  • Hydrotherapy
  • TENS Clinic

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

Appointments

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.

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.

Cancelling an appointment?

It is important for you to keep your appointment but sometimes it is not possible. If you need to re-arrange or cancel your appointment please call 01924 541488 giving 24 hours notice, lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm. 

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.

Medication

Please complete all of the paperwork that is sent to you through the post making sure that you list all of your medication.

Parking

There is a charge for parking at the hospitals and at some of our other treatment sites.

Where to find us

We have departments in

We also have satellite clinics at Cleckheaton Health Centre, Dewsbury Health Centre, Wellington House Batley, Tieve Tara, Kinsley Medical Centre, Henry Moore and Riverside Medical Centre.