Physiotherapy is beneficial for people of all ages to restore physical movement, function and self-confidence after someone has been affected by injury, illness or disability.
Physiotherapy can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
Physiotherapy can help problems affecting:
bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries
brain & nervous system – such as movement difficulties resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson's disease
heart & circulation – such as rehabilitation after a heart attack
lungs & breathing – such as chest infection, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis
urinary & bowel problems – such as after surgery or continence problems.
Physiotherapy is provided on all hospital wards and in A&E at Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Leamington & Ellen Badger Hospitals to help patients recover physically after injury, illness or surgery and encourage you to maintain or improve your functional ability.
Nursing or medical staff refer patients to the ward Physiotherapy Team and the therapist assesses and treats as necessary. Outpatient physiotherapy:
We provide multiple outpatient clinics across Warwickshire. Services are divided into specialities:
men’s and women’s health (continence)
complex pain management
To access outpatient physiotherapy you must to be referred by a medical practitioner (ie a GP or consultant).
You can refer yourself for musculoskeletal (only) physiotherapy using the below self referral form:
Please note for all other specialities you must be formally referred by a medical practitioner.
Please note we do not accept referrals if the problem has been treated with Physiotherapy in the last 6 months, or for OT hand and wrists assessment, please contact your GP for further guidance.
Physiotherapy contact number for all clinics: Tel: 01926 600818 Option 5
The Physiotherapy Service provides in-patient and outpatient services at Warwick, Stratford, Leamington & Ellen Badger Hospitals, as well as outpatient services in a variety of clinics across South Warwickshire, listed below:
Alcester Primary Care Centre, Fields Park Drive, Alcester, B49 6QR
Bidford Health Centre, High Street, Bidford on Avon, B50 4BQ
Ellen Badger Hospital, Stratford Road, Shipston Upon Stour, CV36 4AX
Henley in Arden Surgery, Prince Harry Road, Henley, B95 5JD
You will have a formal assessment by either a male or female physiotherapist.
This can take up to an hour and involves thorough questioning about your problem, your general health and lifestyle. It is helpful to bring a list of any tablets or medicines that you take regularly.
All information is confidential between you and your physiotherapist. It is likely that you will need to undress so that the physiotherapist can examine the affected area. The examination may involve touch.
At the end of the assessment your physiotherapist will discuss their findings with you and their treatment recommendation. Treatment could consist of exercises, manual treatment or electrotherapy, as well as education and advice. You will be given an opportunity to ask questions and be involved in deciding with the physiotherapist which treatment will be used.