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Neurosciences physiotherapy team

What we do     

We provide Physiotherapy advice and treatment for people, aged 16 and over, with any neurological condition (other than stroke patients, who are seen by another specialist physiotherapy team). 

Patients are individually assessed and a problem list, specific treatment programme (including advice on managing their condition, if appropriate) and joint goals are devised. 

Other services available in the Neurosciences Physiotherapy team are: functional electrical stimulation, provision of mobility equipment,  hydrotherapy and a Parkinson’s disease exercise group.

Within the team there is a transitional physiotherapist who supports young people (16 – 25 years old) moving from children’s to adult services and young people returning to the area after College or University, (see further information under Transition Physiotherapy).

Following an episode of treatment the GP, consultant and referrer (if different) will be sent a letter with details of assessment, treatment and outcomes.

Referrals are categorised into urgent or routine.

For 1 year following discharge from the Neurosciences Physiotherapy Department, patients are able to self refer.

Where we are

There is an in and outpatient service at York Hospital, and an outpatient service at Selby War Memorial Hospital.

There is a community service, according to specific criteria.

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We are currently working with reduced staffing levels within the Contact Centre.  This may mean that some of our patients encounter extended wait times when calling the Contact Centre.  This is not the level of service we wish to offer our patients and we are working hard to improve the situation.  If you wish to request to reschedule or cancel your appointment, you can complete our online form

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.