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Service overview

Physiotherapy is available for any patient presenting with a musculoskeletal problem for which manual therapy, exercise and/or advice regarding self help and management is indicated.
Physiotherapy assessment and treatment is provided by Physiotherapists specialising in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

The range of treatment provision includes:

  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Education
  • Active rehabilitation
  • Self help advice

Clinic times

  • Monday 8am to 8pm
  • Tuesday 8 am 7.30 pm
  • Wednesday and Thursday 8 am to 6pm
  • Friday 8am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday 8.30am to 1.30pm

Clinic locations

The service will be offered from a range of locations across Rotherham including:

  • Rotherham Community Health Centre
  • Maltby Health centre
  • Wickersley Health Centre
  • Kiveton Park
  • North Anston
  • Aston
  • Rawmarsh PPCC
  • Greasbrough Medical Centre
  • Wath Health Centre
  • Thurcroft
  • Rotherham General Hospital
  • The Park Rehabilitation Centre

Length of appointment

Appointment times will vary depending on the nature of the presenting condition but will be approximately 30 - 50 minutes for a first attendance and 20 – 30 minutes for a follow up visit.

What to bring

  • Please bring your prescription or list of your current prescribed medications.
  • Please note you will be required to undress so the clinician can fully assess your condition. Please wear suitable underwear or shorts for the assessment.
  • You are welcome to be accompanied for support, chaperoning or translation purposes.
  • Children under 16 years of age attending for Physiotherapy must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

What to expect

Assessment

The clinician you see will ask you about your current problem, how it is affecting your normal activities and how it has been treated so far. They will also need to know about your medical history including any x-rays or blood tests, medications and your day to day life.

The clinician will carry out an examination to find out which structures are causing the symptoms and will advise on how to improve your condition. Your symptoms will be fully explained to you.

Depending upon the condition, advice will be given in various formats e.g. verbal, leaflets, exercise sheets or internet sites.

Where indicated treatment will be started and in addition to the treatments listed above may include postural and lifestyle advice.

Your Physiotherapist can refer you to weight management and smoking cessation services.

If your physiotherapist feels that you require investigations or need to see an alternative health care professional within the Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (MSK CATS) they will arrange this appointment for you.

Feedback

To enable us to evaluate and improve our services, you may be asked to fill in a feedback form.

Booking your first appointmnet

Appointments are usually made by your GP (through a system called Choose and Book) and the appointment will be given to you at the time. If your GP sends a referral to the service we will contact you by post.

Translators

If you require translation services please let your GP know.

Transport

If you require transport for an appointment please let your GP know as this needs to be booked at the time of the appointment.

Changing your appointment

If the appointment is inconvenient, the details for how to change an appointment if it was booked by your GP are on your appointment letter.

If you receive an appointment letter from us, please contact us as directed within the letter.

Appointments at the Rotherham Community Health Centre or locality based clinics:
Tel 01709 423200 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Appointments at Rotherham General Hospital or the Park Rehabilitation Centre:
Tel 01709 30 xxxx

Monday 8am to 8pm
Tuesday to Thursday 8am 6pm
Friday 8am to 4.30pm
Saturday 8.15am to 1.15pm

Alternatively please email  rgh-tr.mskservice@nhs.net

Please give as much notice as possible to enable your appointment to be offered to another patient.

If your condition improves and you do not need to attend please contact us as soon as possible to allow your appointment to be offered to another patient.

What to do if you cannot attend

If you cannot attend an appointment, please contact as follows:

Appointments at the Rotherham Community Health Centre or locality based clinics:
Tel 01709 423200 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Appointments at Rotherham General Hospital or the Park Rehabilitation Centre:
Tel 01709 30 xxxx

Monday 8am to 8pm
Tuesday to Thursday 8am 6pm
Friday 8am to 4.30pm
Saturday 8.15am to 1.15pm

Alternatively please email rgh-tr.mskservice@nhs.net

Please give as much notice as possible to enable your appointment to be offered to another patient.
We need to hear from you within one working day of any cancelled or missed appointment. If not, you will be discharged back to the care of your GP

Your clinicians

All physiotherapists are State Registered Practitioners.

Our service provides clinical placements for Physiotherapy students and you may be asked to consent to be assessed or treated by a student. Please be assured that students are fully supervised by Senior Physiotherapist throughout their placement.

Additional information

Parking

Free parking is available on all sites with the exception of Rotherham General Hospital.

Service expansion

New services will be provided from Rawmarsh Joint Service Centre from Spring 2012.

 

Contact us

 The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust 
Rotherham Hospital
Moorgate Road
Rotherham
S60 2UD

For enquiries & info call switchboard 01709 820000 

Patient Experience Team
01709 424461
Tell us about your experience
yourexperience@rothgen.nhs.uk 

Freedom of Information (FOI) requests
01709 425097
freedomofinformation@rothgen.nhs.uk