Physiotherapists help and treat people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing.
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which sees human movement as central to the health and well-being of individuals. Physiotherapists identify and maximise movement potential through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation.
The core skills used by physiotherapists include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro-physical modalities. Physiotherapists also have an appreciation of psychological, cultural and social factors which influence their clients.
Many physiotherapists work within hospitals. Here they are needed in virtually every department, from general
out-patients to intensive care, where round-the-clock chest physiotherapy can be vital to keep unconscious patients
Hospitals often have physiotherapy gyms, hydrotherapy and high-tech equipment so that specialist therapy can be carried out.
Today's physiotherapist is just as likely to work in the local community as within a hospital. There is also a need for physiotherapists in many other places.
These places are:
- special schools
- the private sector (for example, private practice)
- leisure & sport
In fact wherever people are at risk of injury from their occupation or activity.
In Northamptonshire Provider Services we have a range of phsyiotherapy services catering for all ages and needs. Click on the links below for information and contact details about specific occupational therapy services in Northamptonshire.
- Physiotherapy Service - Specialist Palliative Care Service
- Children's Physiotherapy Service
- Corby Community Hospital
- Danetre Hospital
- Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy
- Community Physiotherapy and Long Term Neurological Conditions
If you have any issues you would like to discuss about the service you have received contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service Team. If you wish to make a complaint please contact the Complaints Service.