Who are we?
The department is staffed by five part time physiotherapists, all state registered with the HPC (Health Professions Council) and the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) and one assistant, HPC registered. They are:
- Colette Bourne (Team Leader)
- Lorna Brisbourne
- Hayley Driver
- James Thompson
- Sophie Edwards
- Iain Wildman (Technical Instruction)
- Julie Evans (Administration)
Physiotherapy is based on the first floor and is accessible by stairs or the lift, to your left through the Main Entrance, please follow the signs or ask at Community Reception.
|Monday||8:30am to 4:30pm|
|Tuesday||8:30am to 5:30pm|
|Wednesday||8:30am to 4:30pm|
|Thursday||8:30am to 5:30pm|
|Friday||8:30am to 4:30pm|
Phone: 01630 650732 (Answerphone Available)
How Do I get To See A Physiotherapist?
Referrals are accepted from local GPs (Market Drayton and Hodnet) via the Shropdoc triage system.
Referrals are also received from consultants from the Princess Royal Telford, Royal Shrewsbury, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospitals and North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary.
No self referrals are accepted.
What Conditions And Injuries Do They Treat?
A wide range of conditions are seen including musculo-skeletal problems such as arthritis, low back pain, whiplash, sprains, strains and tears of muscles and joints.
Many patients are referred following surgery which could range from shoulder and knee arthroscopies to joint replacements and amputations.
Neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and any spinal lesion are also seen and assessed in the department.
Chest complaints; COPD, Bronchiectasis, emphysema etc are seen in the department or can be referred to a “Pulmonary Rehab” which is run by an outside physiotherapist and for which one needs a referral.
Other Services Provided
The department is also responsible for assessing people who are referred by Social Services for a Blue Badge.
A service is also provided for Stoke Heath Young Offenders Institute.
Treatment of many conditions may include mobilisation, massage, electrotherapy, exercise, advice, acupuncture and home exercises. You may be referred to the pool therapy sessions which are run once a week for an hour in the morning on Wednesday at the Market Drayton Swimming Pool.
It may also be necessary to issue aids like walking sticks, Zimmer frames, rollators, crutches, bath seats or other equipment as part of your treatment.
Here are some websites that contain resources and information that you may find useful.
For arthiritis & joint-care advice: www.arc.org.uk
Physiotherapy profession: www.csp.org.uk
GP Exercise referral scheme: www.shropshire.gov.uk