Physiotherapy in Preston
Fulwood Hall Hospital's physiotherapy department is a well established team comprised of Senior Chartered Physiotherapists led by Cathy Greenwood, an experienced Physiotherapy Manager.
As an integral part of the hospital, the physiotherapy team is experienced at supporting key surgical specialities particularly orthopaedics, neurosurgical spinal, urology, gynaecology and neurology under the management of the relevant consultant.
How can physiotherapy help?
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 maximize 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.
For example, if you sprain your ankle, a physiotherapist can ensure you walk safely, reduce your swelling and help improve your movement, strength and balance for speedy return to activities (sport etc).
Direct Access Services
Patients can benefit from direct referral to a comprehensive range of physiotherapy services as detailed on the following pages including:
- Chronic Functional Restoration Programme for persistent back conditions
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation for functional restoration of patients with dyspnoea from lung disease, particularly chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Lithotripsy / Shockwave treatment
- Sports Injury
- Pelvic Floor and Urinary Physiotherapy
For more information regarding direct access physiotherapy, please call 01772 707421.
Other conditions treated:
- Low Back Pain
- Trapped nerve e.g. sciatica
- Prolapsed Disc
- Neck pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
- Acute Orthopaedic rehabilitation e.g. total hip replacement, total knee replacement, arthroscopies, ACL reconstruction.
- Post fracture rehabilitation
- Thoracic pain
- Core stability problems
- Acute injury
- Lower/upper limb conditions
- Ligament and/or cartilage injury
- Muscle injury
- Muscle imbalance
- Dupytrens rehabilitation
- Balance training
- Frozen Shoulder / Shoulder Instability / Post-op rehabilitation - close links with specialist shoulder clinics
Our physiotherapy facilities
The Sports Injury clinic is well equipped with the up to date apparatus required to facilitate effective rehabilitation:
- Fully equipped gymnasium
- Core stability training equipment