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Physiotherapy services to the Hip Fracture Unit

What we do

The Senior Physiotherapist on the Hip Fracture Unit 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.

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 utilise complementary pain relief treatment, when appropriate, by using various physical modalities.
  • 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

Ward 25, The York Hospital

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Visiting update

To protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community, we are again restricting visitors to all our hospitals sites so please read our latest guidance for full details before coming to our hospitals.

The decision to restrict visitors during this time has been very difficult and made only after careful consideration as we witness wider social restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in light of the highly transmissible OMICRON variant.  The guidance will be reviewed regularly.