Conditions and Treatment
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists help people through education and advice, movement and exercise, manual therapy, electrotherapy, acupuncture and injection therapy. Physiotherapists provide appropriate aids such as walking sticks or crutches. They assess for altered biomechanics and can provide appropriate orthotics. Physiotherapists help people of all ages maintain their health and fitness, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their own treatment.
What to Expect
Physiotherapy takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes exploring the patient’s general lifestyle and what impact this may have on their health.
Initially the physiotherapist needs to ask you some questions to help find out what is wrong with you. This may include all or some of the following:
What is your biggest problem – e.g. pain, lack of strength, loss of movement, lack of mobility, swelling, unable to work or do normal daily tasks?
Why do you think you have got the pain e.g. did you have an accident or has it occurred for no apparent reason?
How long have you had this problem?
Where do you feel the pain?
What makes it worse?
Does anything make it feel better?
Does it disturb your sleep?
Have you had similar problems before? If so, what treatment, if any, have you received?
Have you had any investigations e.g. X-rays or scans?
Are there any other conditions you see another health professional about e.g. diabetes, heart problems, asthma?
What tablets/medicines are you taking?
Are you working?
What are your hobbies?
What do you hope to get out of seeing a physiotherapist?
These questions may initially be asked over the telephone via Physio Direct.
The physiotherapist will then go on to examine the area identified as being painful. Pain can be referred from one area of the body to another e.g. leg pain can be referred from a problem originating in the low back. The physiotherapist may therefore have to examine several areas to identify the source of the problem.
When the physiotherapist has finished the assessment they will explain to you what they have found. They will discuss treatment options with you. They will probably give you lots of advice and some exercises. In order to improve it is important that you try to follow this advice and carry out the exercises as instructed.
Depending on what your diagnosis is the physiotherapist may also offer a course of treatment and occasionally the physiotherapist may have to refer you on to a colleague for further investigations or specialist management
What to Bring With you
Please bring the following with you:
A list of your current drugs/medicines.
Appropriate clothing so that you can be examined effectively. If you have a leg or back problem you may want to bring shorts/tracksuit trousers and a T-shirt. If you have an arm or neck problem you may want to bring a vest top with you. There are facilities to change at the physiotherapy department. If you have any questions about what needs to be examined and why please just ask.
If you are under 16 years old we need you to bring an adult with you.
Even if you are over 16 you may still choose to bring a friend or family member with you.
- Any results of X-rays or scans that you have.
Any clinical letters relating to your current problem.
Please ensure you arrive on time. If you are late you may not be seen and your appointment will need to be rescheduled.
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Tel: 0300 790 0599
Monday: 8.00 – 16.30
Tuesday: 8.00 – 14.30
Wednesday: 8.00 – 16.30
Thursday: 8.00 – 16.30
Friday: 8.00 – 16.30
From Evesham travel through town on the B4084. Turn right at the traffic lights on to Station Road. Take the next right signposted to the Civic Centre. Follow this road as far as it goes which leads to the car park for the hospitalHow to find us:
From Worcester, turn left at the traffic lights off the A4104. Take the next right signposted to the Civic Centre. Follow this road as far as it goes which leads to the car park for the hospital. Alternatively, if travelling from Worcester on the A44, turn right at the traffic lights at Pinvin onto the A4104 (Terrace Road). Follow this until it becomes Station Road. Go passed the High school on your left and continue to a left turn signposted for the Civic Centre. Turn left and follow this road as far as it goes which leads to the car park for the hospital.
Please allow plenty of time for parking as the car park can be busy at certain times. It is a pay and display car park. There are disabled parking bays outside the Physiotherapy department. Upon arrival please go to the first floor of the hospital, turn left and report directly to the Physiotherapy reception. Please ensure you arrive on time. If you are late you may not be seen and your appointment will need to be rescheduled.
Monday - 08.30 -16.00
Tuesday - 08.30 -16.30
Wednesday - 08.00 - 16.30
Thursday - 08.30 - 14.30
Friday - 08:30 - 16.30
Physiotherapy Service Tel: 0300 790 0599
How to Find Us:
From Worcester Take the B4084 (old A44) to Evesham. On approaching the town you will reach a set of traffic lights with the river on your left. Continue straight on. Hospital is approximately 250 yards on the right.
From Birmingham Take the A435/A46 to Evesham. Continue through the town in direction of Cheltenham. Cross river bridge and turn left at traffic lights. Hospital is approximately 250 yards on the right.
From Cheltenham Take the A435/A46 and turn right at second set of traffic lights in the town. Hospital is approximately 250 yards on the right.
From Redditch Take the A46 to Evesham. Join A44, turn left at third set of traffic lights in the town onto Waterside. Hospital is approximately 250 yards on the right.
Please allow plenty of time for parking as the car park can be busy at certain times. It is a pay and display car park. There are disabled parking bays outside the Physiotherapy department. Upon arrival please report directly to the Physiotherapy reception. Please ensure you arrive on time. If you are late you may not be seen and your appointment will need to be rescheduled.
Worcestershire WR8 0QL
Monday: 08.00 am - 4.30 pm
Tuesday: 08.00 am – 4.00 pm
Wednesday: 08.00 am – 4.30 pm
Thursday: 08.30 am – 4.30 pm
Friday: 08.30 am – 4.30 pm
48 Friary Walk
Monday - 08.30 - 16.30
Tuesday - 08.15 - 16.15
Wednesday - 08.15 - 16.15
Thursday - 08.30 -16.30
Friday - 08:15 - 16.15