About the Department
The physiotherapy service provides both inpatient and outpatient care.
There are a variety of inpatient teams including respiratory/medical, surgical, orthopaedic, neurological and paediatric teams. The teams cover all wards.
The Department offers a seven day service across some specialities and all clinical staff support this currently on a rota system, providing an on-call service from 4pm-8am 365 days a year. This service is used to assess and treat in-patients that have had a respiratory clinical deterioration and would benefit from intervention. In order to access this service a senior doctor must have reviewed the patient and highlighted the need for on-call physiotherapy before the on-call physiotherapist can be contacted via switchboard.
We have outpatient teams across both sites which can be accessed by consultant or GP referral. The outpatient teams offer assessment and treatment of a variety of adult musculoskeletal, paediatric and women’s and men’s health conditions. To best progress treatment an emphasis is placed on self-management. Exercise classes and hydrotherapy sessions are offered to help patients integrate exercise into their daily lives.
Both sites use their gymnasium space to run specialist rehabilitation classes for people following cardiac disease, respiratory problems and amputations.
Paediatric Physiotherapy Referrals
Our paediatric physiotherapy team have produced a document to support staff in their decision making when assessing children.
Please find attached a copy of our normal variance guidelines which has been reviewed and agreed by members of the orthopaedics and paediatric teams at ASPH.
If you have any questions or training needs regarding these specific guidelines, our service or anything related to children’s physiotherapy please do get in touch.
Gemma Frisby, Highly Specialist Paediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Therapy Lead for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
Tel: 01932 7223969
Therapy Lead Physiotherapy Outpatients
Ext: 3112 and 4176
Main reception desk Ext: 2547
Hydrotherapy Ext: 2489
Big gym Ext: 2490
Main reception Ext: 4484
Home Non-Invasive Ventilation Service (Home NIV)
Out of Hours (4pm-8am)
on-call service via switchboard for emergency respiratory problems
Medical Respiratory SPH
Acute Hub SPH
(Acute Medical Unit, Cherry – Older Persons Short Stay Unit, Emergency Department)
Hyper acute / acute Stroke SPH (Cedar) and Neuro Outliers
Stroke Rehabilitation Ashford (Chaucer)
ITU & Surgery (incl. amputees) SPH
Trauma & Orthopaedics SPH