GPs attend our Outpatient Physiotherapy Showcase

Outpatients physiotherapy showcase event group photo

Our Outpatient Physiotherapy service held a showcase event for local GPs last week.

They wanted to create awareness about how unique the department is compared to other physiotherapy teams within the Trust. For example they work flexible hours to provide appointments outside of core business times, giving patients more control and choice to meet their personal lifestyle and needs.

The service is there to support those who require assistance in managing their pain and physical dysfunctions, as a result of musculoskeletal conditions, or following an injury.

The top five reasons for referral within the department are:

  • low back pain
  • knee conditions
  • shoulders
  • neck complaints
  • hip pain

More serious referrals include patients with thoracic spine conditions, temporomandibular dysfunction and facial palsies.

When looking after their patients, the Physiotherapy team apply a holistic approach, where the patient is directly involved in their own care. This allows the patient to set personal goals, to help increase the success of restoring movement and enabling them to return to their normal level of activity. 

The Physiotherapy team keep a positive and upbeat spirit! They’ll constantly go the extra mile for the patients and other members of their team.