Advice on moving and handling
If the person you care for finds it difficult to walk or other movements are restricted due to an operation or general ageing etc. a Community Physiotherapist will be able to provide advice and training. A Community Physiotherapist will visit you at home if necessary, and will be able to discuss individual needs, taking into account the layout of your home and furniture. Alternatively you may be asked to attend a local Physiotherapy Clinic at your GP surgery or local hospital. Ask your GP to refer you to the Community Physiotherapist.
Physio Direct Telephone Advice Service (Bournemouth, Poole & Christchurch)
Tel: 01202 704036
Physio Direct is a telephone advice service that provides advice and management for adults with back, neck, joint problems, or who need advice following an injury. You do not need a GP referral to access this service. The service is aimed at anyone over the age of 16 years who is registered with a GP within the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch boundaries.
Advice is given by a Senior Chartered Physiotherapist based at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Opening hours are: Monday, Tues, Thurs, Friday 8.30am – 11.30am and 1pm – 3.30pm.