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What we do

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy are part of Therapy Services.

Services are provided in outpatient and community settings, as well as hospital sites and can be accessed via direct referral from a GP or hospital doctor.

We support patients in helping to restore function and movement, and by enabling people to carry out practical and purposeful activities.

We provide services based on function and movement for people with many differing conditions including:

  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, for example spinal dysfunction, soft tissue injuries, post fractures and sports injuries.
  • Neurological for example multiple sclerosis, stroke and Parkinson's disease
  • Long-term conditions for example chronic obstructive pulmonary disease heart failure, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
  • Physically disabled children
  • Bladder and bowel symptoms and pregnancy related musculoskeletal problems

We deliver quality services where and when our patients want.

We offer help to keep patients functioning independently, and empowering them to manage their own conditions.

What do we treat?

Specific musculoskeletal areas following injury or disease:

  • Upper limb “ including shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands.
  • Lower limb “ including hips, knees, ankles and feet.
  • Rheumatology “ including inflammatory and degenerative conditions.
  • Spinal
  • Sport injuries
  • Acute and chronic pain

Other areas of service include:

A&E “ Our occupational therapy team helps put together packages which ensure people can receive care in the comfort of their own, rather than having to being admitted to hospital

Musculoskeletal - Post orthopaedic surgery, chronic pain, hydrotherapy, soft tissue injuries, post fracture, back pain, triage services, arthritic and rheumatological conditions

Neurological Rehabilitation - Acute stroke, stroke rehabilitation, MS, Parkinson's, neurological rehabilitation outreach

Occupational Therapy - Occupational therapists work with people of all ages to help them overcome the effects of disability caused by physical or psychological illness, ageing and accident

Orthopaedic - Trauma and elective post-surgical inpatients, early supported discharge

Older people - Community hospitals, acute elderly wards, community domiciliary, social rehabilitation

Paediatrics - A team of specialised paediatric physiotherapists, occupational therapists and therapy assistants offer a range of assessments and interventions for children with a range of conditions

Respiratory - A team of specialised inpatient respiratory physiotherapists offer treatment and rehabilitation for all acutely unwell adults and children with respiratory conditions

Vascular - Inpatient and outpatient amputee rehabilitation

Wheel Chair Services - Provides wheelchairs and mobility aids to patients

Women's Health - Bladder and continence, obstetrics and post-surgical gynaecology

Musculosketal services

We offer physiotherapy services for people with a range of musculoskeletal and soft tissue conditions and take referrals from GPs, orthopaedics, Accident and Emergency, pain management, rheumatology and plastic surgery consultants, as well as self-referrals.

Our services are based in various locations including at Bradford Royal Infirmary, St Luke's Hospital, Shipley Hospital, and at 16 GP practices across Bradford.

Appointments are offered at the most convenient location and time.

Fifty physiotherapists offer evidence-based, effective and efficient treatments. Senior staff specialise in specific musculoskeletal areas such as, hands, shoulders knees, lower limb rehabilitation, sports injuries, spinal, chronic pain and rheumatological conditions.

We work closely with GPs who have special interests in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and rheumatological conditions in primary care and also with the hospital consultants in orthopaedics, pain management and rheumatology.

Our facilities and treatments

We offer a wide variety of treatments in private, individual treatment areas, gymnasiums and a hydrotherapy pool, including:

  • Manipulation and mobilisation
  • Chronic pain management
  • Hot and cold therapies
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Group exercise
  • Hydrotherapy