Physiotherapy

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The physiotherapy team offer a range of services to in-patients, day service patients and out-patients with a life limiting illness and are referred by our consultants, Lymphoedema team and specialist nursing team. We help to manage symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Decreased muscle strength
  • Decreased movement
  • Mobility problems

Following assessment we can offer:

  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise provision (group or individual)
  • Provision of walking aids
  • Moving and handling advice
  • TNS
  • Breathlessness management
  • Pain management
  • Liaison with other agencies
  • Liaison with relatives/carers as appropriate

We aim to improve quality of life by helping people to maintain a level of independence and adapt to changes in their mobility and function by empowering the individual with tools to self manage their condition. This can help people to have a sense of control in their lives by working towards realistic, achievable goals.