York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust physiotherapy service is a single service spanning both the acute and community settings. It covers most clinical areas and inputs to multiple sites as well as patient's homes when needed.
In order to provide quality physiotherapy we are divided into clinical specialist teams. Each team can follow a patient from in-patient care to out-patient care, thus maintaining a seamless service. All teams are co-ordinated by senior staff who are specialists in their fields. They are responsible for the development of junior staff, students and assistants. All our qualified staff are registered with the Health Professions Council.
Physiotherapists are autonomous practitioners who can assess, diagnose and treat patients in all age groups with many different illnesses, injuries and conditions.
Physiotherapists have an important role to play in the health care of many people in many different settings. They use their expertise and skills in pain relief, movement, exercises, manual techniques and manipulation to treat, rehabilitate and re-educate people with a wide range of health problems. They work with people who have lost some movement and ability through accident, ageing, illness or disability aiming to help patients and their carers resume as active and independent a life as possible.
You can access more information about our services here.
You can be referred to the Physiotherapy department for treatment as an out patient through your GP or a Consultant (if you are under their care).
If you are an inpatient you may be seen by a physiotherapist as part of your hospital care.
During your first out patient appointment the Physiotherapist will wish to assess you, this could take between 30 - 60 minutes. Depending on the nature of your problem, you may be required to undress for the examination and may wish to bring alternative clothing with you, such as shorts or a vest top. If there is sufficient time, treatment may also take place at the first appointment and then further appointments will be agreed if necessary.
MSK CATT Service telephone : (01904) 725252
Click here for the York and Selby MSK website.
The main Physiotherapy Department at York Hospital is situated on the ground floor - click here to see a larger version of the map of the hospital below.
Melanie Liley - Directorate Manger
Anne Hallam - Principal Therapist for Surgical, Medical and Neurology Services
Victoria Adams - Principal Therapist for Services to Older People
Michael Lee - Principal Therapist for Musculoskeletal Services
Catherine Venable - Principal Therapist for Orthopaedic, Paediatric and Speciality Services
Rita Chilton - Administration Services Manager
Kathryn Lee - Secretary to the Directorate Manager
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The York Hospital
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: www.csp.org.uk
Health Professions Council: www.hpc-uk.org