Patients, Families & Carers

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is used here at Dove House Hospice to help patients improve their physical abilities and promote independence using a variety of different treatments.

Our Physiotherapy Department

Treatments are available to our patients in the Wilberforce Unit as well as those visiting the Amy Johnson Unit, and can also be accessed separately via an Outpatients appointment. The physiotherapists work on a one-to-one basis or within a group setting.

Outpatient Breathlessness Clinic

Aims to help patients who have a condition where breathlessness is a particular problem. Patients may attend 1-3 sessions, with each session lasting approximately 45 minutes:
- Mobility treatments - the physiotherapists give advice on mobility, walking aids and individual exercise programs.
- Pain management - physiotherapy can help with managing pain in form of heat, cold, transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) and acupuncture.
- Rehabilitation - rehabilitation for neurological conditions is also important and consequently we can offer advice and treatment.

The team

Our Physiotherapy Team is made up of senior physiotherapists and technicians led by a clinical specialist in physiotherapy. Physiotherapy students also have regular placements with us. To find out more about the different people who work here at Dove House Hospice see our About Us section. For further information about how we use physiotherapy here at Dove House please contact us on (01482) 784343 or email medical@dovehouse.org.uk.