Physiotherapists are concerned with Human function, Movement and Maximising potential.
Physiotherapy works alongside the natural healing process following a stroke to assist recovery. Following the assessment process, each patient receives a tailor-made therapy programme based on the individuals needs. Where appropriate, the individual is involved in setting realistic functional goals to direct the therapy sessions.
Individuals who have had a stroke, head injury or neurological disease may be affected:-
Physiotherapy in Stroke and Neurology services offer specialist input and work closely with other members of a multidisciplinary team.
Therapy is an ongoing process which continues throughout the day with all members of the ward team. Discharge planning is an integral part of rehabilitation. If ongoing therapy is required the ward physiotherapists will liaise with colleagues in the Community Teams to ensure there is an effective handover of care.
Neuro Rehab Unit
This unit provides specialist rehabilitation for people with long term neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis.
Specialist input is also provided for people with Traumatic Brain Injuries.
As well as patients undergoing general vascular surgery, Physiotherapists on the vascular unit regularly work with amputees.
OT’s in the vascular team work closely with physiotherapists, particularly in relation to prosthetic limb fitting and provide a follow up service to patients who have been discharged from hospital.
Medical Respiratory Physiotherapy
On all three sites there are specialist respiratory therapists who treat patients in:-
High dependency units
These therapists are trained in advanced respiratory intervention, e.g. CPAP and BIPAP