Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
They help to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them remain independent for as long as possible.
You will usually be referred to Physiotherapy services by your GP, a nurse, a Consultant or your therapist. If you think you would benefit from seeing a Physiotherapist please discuss a referral with one of these people.
Physiotherapists provide services both in the hospital and in the community. More detail about our services can be found on the relevant pages:
Acute Physiotherapy: These services are offered to patients who have been admitted to hospital and are not as fit as they are normally.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy: We provide advice and treatment for a range of problems that affect joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves – for example, lower back pain, sports injuries, following orthopaedic surgery or for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Care of the elderly Physiotherapy: This service provides management of a range of conditions related to aging.
Neurological Physiotherapy: Specialises in the treatment and management of people who have a neurological condition resulting from damage to their brain, spinal cord or nerves.
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy: This is for patients undergoing planned surgery or who have been admitted following a trauma or accident.
Vascular/amputee Physiotherapy: A specialist team assisting patients who are about to undergo a lower limb amputation or who are existing amputees and experiencing problems with mobility or prosthesis.
Rheumatology Physiotherapy: This team specialises in the management of rheumatological conditions, providing individualised treatment programmes for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Axial Spondyloarthopathies, Joint Hypermobility (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome) Lupus and Fibromyalgia.
Women’s and Men’s Health Physiotherapy: This team specialises in obstetrics (the care of women during pregnancy and childbirth), bladder and bowel continence problems, pelvic organ prolapse and shoulder and scar problems following breast cancer surgery.
Children’s Physiotherapy: The Children’s Physiotherapy team support children and young people in Doncaster & Bassetlaw aged 0-16 (up to 19 years in some cases) who have musculoskeletal or neurological conditions (problems with their muscles, joints or nerves).
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional body for the UK’s 52,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and associate members.
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