Outpatient Therapy Team

The Outpatient Therapies service at RJAH involves the assessment and management and treatment of patients with a variety of conditions.  We have a large team of highly experienced clinicians in a variety of specialities.

We accept referrals from GP’s and Consultants, both locally and out of area. We also accept private referrals from these and you can also self-refer privately.

Common conditions treated by Physiotherapy Team:
 

  • Low back / neck pain
  • Joint problems
  • Osteoarthritis / Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Post operative
  • Muscle and ligament injuries
  • Sports Injuries
  • Paediatrics
  • Women’s Health
  • Neurological conditions

Common conditions treated by Occupational Therapy team:

  • Hands

Treatments available:
 

  • Manual Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Electrotherapy
  • Exercise classes / Hand class
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Myofacial Release
  • Massage
  • Taping – conventional and kinesiotaping
  • Splinting
  • Gym rehabilitation
  • Home exercise programmes
  • Ergonomic / postural advice
  • Self-management strategies

What to expect?
On your initial appointment you will be assessed by a Health and Care Professional's Council (HCPC)  registered Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist.  The assessment will involve asking you questions regarding your current problem along with your past medical history, and carrying out a health screen. 

Please make a note of any medications that you are taking and bring this along with you. 

After this subjective assessment your therapist will perform a physical assessment.

Following this assessment your therapist will make a decision on your condition from which they will be able to suggest the best way to treat you.  Your therapist will discuss your treatment plan and allow you to make an informed decision about your care. 

You can expect to be at your initial appointment for between 30 and 60 minutes.  Subsequent appointments will be 30 minutes in duration.

Your outpatient checklist:

  • Please allow enough time to park in the Patient and Visitors Car Park. This is a pay and display car park. There are disabled parking bays available.
  • Please ensure you arrive 5 minutes early to allow yourself to check-in.
  • If you arrive late for your therapist you may not be able to be seen or may have limited time.
  • Please ensure you are wearing appropriate clothing for the area that is being assessed/treated, i.e., shorts, jogging bottoms, vest top
  • If you are unable to attend your appointment please let us know as soon as possible on 01691 404464 / 404545 for Physiotherapy, and 01691 404327 for Occupational Therapy.
  • If you do not attend your initial appointment you will be discharged.

 

Appointment Numbers

Outpatient Physiotherapy Appointments: 01691 404464 or 404545 

Outpatient Occupational Therapy Appointments: 01691 404327