​Physiotherapy

What we do

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.

Inpatient physiotherapy:

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:

Outpatient physiotherapy:

We provide multiple outpatient clinics across Warwickshire. Services are divided into specialities:

  • musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • neurological physiotherapy
  • men’s and women’s health (continence)
  • complex pain management
  • respiratory
  • MUSCAT (musculoskeletal assessment & triage service)
  • pulmonary rehabilitation
  • domiciliary (Rugby only)
  • 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 this self-referral form.

    Please note for all other specialities you must be formally referred by a medical practitioner.

    Contact and location

    Physiotherapy contact number for all clinics:
    Tel: +44 (0)1926 608068

    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
  • Kenilworth Clinic, Smalley Place, Kenilworth, CV8 1QG
  • Kineton Surgery, The Old School, Market Square, Kineton, CV35 0LP
  • Leamington Spa Rehabilitation Hospital, Heathcote Lane, Warwick CV34 6SR
  • MEON Medical centre, Goose Lane, Lower Quinton, CV37 8TA
  • Southam Clinic, Pendyke Street, Southam, CV47 1PF
  • Studley Poole Medical centre, Studley B80 7QU
  • Stratford Upon Avon Hospital, Arden Street, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 6NX
  • The Hospital of St Cross, Barby Road, Rugby, CV22 5X
  • What happens at my first appointment?

    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.

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