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Therapy Services including Physiotherapy

Contact details

Patient Contact Number: 024 7686 5036

E-mail: geh-tr.physio@nhs.net

Fax: 024 7686 5515

Referrals should be in writing or via Fax number above

Updated May 2020

Service Leads

Therapy Manager: Alison Grant

E-mail: Alison.Grant2@geh.nhs.uk 

Therapy Administrator: Delia Fisher

Email: Delia.Fisher@geh.nhs.uk

Tel: 024 7615 3120

Specialty details

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability, and as a healthcare profession, physiotherapy's science foundation covers a broad and varied range of work which involves working with people to promote their own health and well being.

We provide a comprehensive physiotherapy service to the local population.

This includes an in-patient service, and an out-patient musculo-skeletal service at the hospital and at a number of GP practices and health centres.There is also a domiciliary service.

Physiotherapists work in a wide variety of health settings such as:

  • Outpatients

  • Inpatients

  • Intensive care

  • Mental illness

  • Stroke recovery

  • Occupational health

  • Care of the elderly


Physiotherapists work in a wide variety of health settings such as:
  • Neuromuscular (brain and nervous system)

  • Musculskeletal (soft tissues, joints and bones)

  • Cardiovascular

  • Respiratory systems (heart and lungs and associated physiology)


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Do you you have crutches, sticks or walking frames which are no longer required? If so could you please return them back to the hospital to be used by other patients.  

A amnesty cage can be found in the porch area of the Rehabilitation Department, a COVID secure drop off has been put into place.    

There is a cage inside the first set of automatic doors where people just need to come through between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday, and drop their walking aids to minimise the number of people coming into the department and hospital.

Services and clinics

  • Back pain service (physiotherapy)Our main aim is to ensure that all back pain referrals from our GPs are triaged appropriately and placed in the correct part of the back pain pathway.
  • Falls clinic (physiotherapy)Weekly falls clinic – staff by a senior physiotherapist and medical consultant.
  • Medical inpatients (physiotherapy)The physiotherapy ward team provide a physiotherapy service to patients on the Trust's medical wards. Patients can be seen on admission in A&E or EMU and they are then followed up when they move wards.
  • Neuro outpatients (physiotherapy)Treating patients with neurological conditions.
  • Orthopaedics (physiotherapy)The Orthopaedic physiotherapy service includes elective orthopaedic surgery (Total knee replacement, Total hip replacements and any other planned orthopaedic procedure), trauma orthopaedics (fracture Neck of femur, lower limb fractures and upper limb fractures), and orthopaedic patients seen in DPU as day cases (knee arthroscopy, Sub acromial decompressions, rotator ruff repairs, micro fractures, toe straightening.)
  • Osteoporosis Clinic (physiotherapy)Prescribing advice on pacing and graded exercise program to newly diagnosed patients.
  • Outpatient physiotherapyPatients referred from GP's we see in the department but also out in GP clinics.
  • Pain management (physiotherapy)Pain management Programme service is a combined physiotherapy and Clinical psychology run programme which is aimed at improving self management strategies in patients with long term or persistent pain.
  • Stroke outreach (physiotherapy)The Stroke Outreach Team consists of a Stroke Nurse specialist, a family support co-ordinator, an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and rehabilitation assistants. We also have access to dietician and speech and language therapy.

George Eliot Hospital Physiotherapy Video Links

Working from home advice

Our physiotherapists have produced this short video above to help anyone working from home during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 

Patient Videos

Here are a few other video's produced by our team. Pre social distancing.

Pelvic Health

Visiting Physiotherapy for the First Time - What to bring, what will happen

Applying an Ice pack

Lower back pain exercises

Using crutches for a non weight bearing limb 

Wrist exercises

Shoulder exercises

Lower leg exercises to strengthen lower leg muscles

Posture exercises to assist patients with shoulder pain

Note: The above exercises produced by George Eliot Hospital physiotherapy department are for patients who are visiting or visited our Physiotherapy department

In the news

  • New equipment boosts physiotherapy service at George Eliot HospitalPatients visiting George Eliot Hospital's physiotherapy department are set to benefit as the service has recently invested £25,000 to replace its equipment. 18 December 2018
  • Check-in Kiosks Arrive in Outpatients and Therapy ServicesCheck-in kiosks have been installed at George Eliot Hospital to speed up the check in process for patients in both outpatients and therapy services. 20 November 2017
  • Going for goldOlympic fever is only just starting for one member of staff at George Eliot Hospital. Senior Physiotherapist Mat Jones is heading to the 2012 London Paralympic Games as part of the support team for the Great Britain blind football squad. 29 August 2012
  • Thumbs up for physiotherapy serviceA survey carried out by George Eliot Hospital's physiotherapy team has shown that almost every patient was satisfied with the service they received. 23 August 2012