What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is the prevention, treatment and management of disease and disability using physical approaches, thereby promoting health and well-being for all.

What is the role of physiotherapy in Reddington Hospital?

The role is to:

  • Provide skilled, accessible and equitable musculoskeletal and rehabilitation services in a hospital setting
  • Provide users with timely, individualised and clinically effective care, including preventative care, screening, assessment, treatment and advice to alleviate pain, maximise function and promote self-management

What kind of problems can physiotherapy help with?

A variety of conditions are treated including orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological, continence, general mobility, pain, problems of ageing etc. Staff are multi-skilled with extensive experience and expertise in all common areas of clinical physiotherapy management and continuing professional development is considered a vital part of their practice.

Who can access physiotherapy?

All age groups and all clinical conditions are eligible for access to our services. Each case will be assessed in the first instance prior to the development of care plans and ongoing physiotherapy treatment if required.

How can I get physiotherapy?

There is a referral management system in place for out-patient services. Adults with musculoskeletal health issues can self refer themselves for physiotherapy. Access is also available via a direct referral from a GP, Consultant, or other qualified healthcare professional.

How do I book an appointment?

Please ring the appointment booking line on