Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy care is provided at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals and also within GP surgeries in Burscough, Skelmersdale, Tarleton, Formby and Ainsdale.

Please check the location of your appointment on your appointment letter.

Preparing for your appointment

An appointment for physiotherapy will include a detailed assessment of your condition including past medical history, medication and a physical examination. You will need to wear or bring suitable clothing to change into.

If you have a knee problem, shorts or loose trousers would be appropriate as it is necessary to be able to see and feel the injured area. In the case of a shoulder, neck or back problem, it may be necessary to remove your shirt or wear a top that exposes the relevant area.

If you are female or for religious reasons are not able to be seen by a male physiotherapist, it is possible to see a female physiotherapist, please inform us prior to your appointment.

Following this a treatment plan will be discussed and agreed with you. It is quite common to be sent home with further work to do following your appointment in the form of exercises. This is to reinforce the benefits of the treatment you have received and to achieve further improvement.

Your appointment will last about 30 minutes.

The Department accepts physiotherapy students from various universities on clinical placement. If you prefer not to be seen by a student physiotherapist, please inform us prior to your appointment.

What to bring to your appointment

  • Medication list
  • Shorts or vest
  • Investigation results (X-ray or MRI results)
  • Dates of follow up appointments

Services we offer

  • Personal exercise plan
  • Group exercise classes
  • Self management advice
  • Patient education sessions
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Pelvic floor clinic
  • Hands on treatment
  • Soft tissue release/massage
  • Trigger point release
  • Joint mobilisations
  • Electrotherapy
  • Ultrasound
  • TENS
  • Provision of walking aids/splints/orthotics

 

The above is an example of treatments available, the Physiotherapist will discuss options and decide on a mutually agreed treatment plan in line with current evidence-based practise.

Where to find us and getting in touch

Southport hospital: Rehabilitation department, Ground Floor, signposted from all entrances. Telephone 01704 704150.

Ormskirk hospital: Rehabilitation department, Level 2, signposted from all entrances. Telephone 01695 656268.

Email:  Soh-tr.Rehab-Therapy@nhs.net

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