Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function after you have been affected by injury, illness or disability and can help reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future. Physiotherapy provides a holistic approach that directly involves you in your care.
What we do
Here at Princess Alexandra Hospital we work across a variety of specialties and all our care is adapted and adjusted to best suit you and your condition.
- Orthopaedics: trauma and elective
- Surgical Physiotherapy
- Intensive Care Unit
- Emergency Department
- Medical care
- Frailty care
- Neurological conditions
The department is located in B27.
- The department is open from Monday to Friday - 8am to 4.30pm.
- Main Physiotherapy Department: 01279 827199
- Outpatient Physiotherapy Department: 01279 827606
An oncall service can be contacted by the hospital switchboard, 01279 444455 in out of hours times (please note this service is for inpatients only requiring emergency care).
- How can physiotherapy help?
How can physiotherapy help?
Rehabilitation is about enabling and supporting you to recover or adjust, to achieve your full potential and to live as full and active lives as possible. Our general aim is to improve your strength and mobility and to find ways around any problems.
If you require physiotherapy as part of your rehabilitation, you and your physiotherapist will work together to:
- Assess the nature and extent of your problems
- Set goals with you, based on what is most important to you
- Provide treatment, support and advice
- Regularly evaluate how you are progressing
Rehabilitation is about enabling and supporting you to recover or adjust, to achieve your full potential and to live as full and active lives as possible. Our general aim is to improve your strength and mobility and to find ways around any problems. For example, following a fall, your physiotherapist may recommend you use crutches to assist you with walking and will put together an exercise programme to improve your balance and strength.
Rehabilitation can also help you with stamina management in the case of asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome or following major surgery.
Rehabilitation should start as soon as possible to encourage a speedy recovery. Research shows it can improve your mobility and activity levels, shorten the amount of time you need to stay in hospital or off work and greatly improve your quality of life