Our therapists assess the physical, cognitive, perceptual and psychosocial needs of the patients. The team also involve carers and/or family in the assessment process so that their opinions and needs can be addressed. From this, individual patient-centred plans are developed in collaboration with the patient and carer. Goals are discussed with the patient which are included in the treatment plan. Advice and education are central to the rehabilitative process and the benefits of self-management are highlighted to the patient and carer. Patients are provided with a home programme to maximise their mobility and function, this is then augmented through a range of therapeutic activities to address the identified problems and goals.
Activities frequently used include:
- Specific neurotherapy to improve movement, balance and function
- Use of the gym
- Group activities (allotment, woodwork, balance class)
- Relief of pain due to chronic neurological conditions, including the use of Acupuncture
- Nintendo Wii system
Our therapists at the Rehabilitation Unit provide the following services:
- Rehabilitation for adult neurological conditions (including stroke, MS, head injury, Parkinson's Disease, CNS Tumours, Cerebral Palsy, Guillain Barre etc.)
- Outpatient amputee rehabilitation (prosthetic limb users)
- Driving screening assessments
- Splinting for neurological conditions
- Outpatient post breast cancer surgery rehabilitation
- Palliative care occupational therapy (community based)
- Gill Aspinall - Occupational Therapist
- Mary Chawner - Palliative Occupational Therapist
- Mary Rowland - Physiotherapist
- Sian Evans - Physiotherapist
- Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, at Halton Hospital with an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist
Palliative Occupational Therapy
- Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, domiciliary visits only with an Occupational Therapist
To access the Rehabilitation Unit's referral form please click here. Please include as much information as possible on the referral form including past medical history, medication, social history, potential risk factors and the specific reason for referral.
Patients that are being referred into the outpatient rehabilitation service must be medically well enough to attend the Rehabilitation Unit, taking into consideration any travelling time.
To access the Rehabilitation Unit's Patient Information Leaflet please click here.
Halton General Hospital
To contact the Rehabilitation Unit please use the following contact numbers:
- 01928 753236
- 01928 753571