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Physiotherapy services to the Trauma Ward

What we do

The Senior Physiotherapist on the Trauma Ward has a specialist interest in this area. The Physiotherapist is skilled in the assessment, treatment and management of patients who have sustained a fractured hip or other trauma.

The focus is on a multidisciplinary approach with close links to the Consultants, nursing staff, Occupational Therapists and community teams.

Assessment of physical abilities with identification of a suitable individualised treatment plan is provided to each patient.

Aims of treatment

  • To provide timely assessment of physical function and pain following surgery as per national standard guidelines.
  • To improve mobility by increasing joint range, muscle strength, stamina and teaching of adaptive practice to facilitate independence.
  • To provide assessment and provision of appropriate aids and appliances to facilitate independence.
  • To provide assessment and appropriate treatment of impairment of balance, abnormal muscle tone and abnormal movement patterns with advice on prevention of falls.
  • To assess and treat older people with acute respiratory illnesses particularly following anaesthetic.
  • To improve general function especially specific to patient’s activities of daily living and their home environment.

Where we are

Holly Ward, Scarborough Hospital

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