Physiotherapists provide a service to people with a wide range of problems using a variety of therapies. The overall aim is to restore function, maximise independence and assist in improving quality of life by careful assessment, direct treatment, advice and education, working with patients to achieve mutually agreed goals. All physiotherapists are registered with the Health Professions Council.
Physiotherapists work in both hospital and community based locations and these include:
Hospitals --- in patients and day patients
Domiciliary services provided in people's homes.
Within the CHP physiotherapists work as part of a multidisciplinary/ multiagency team working with, among others, social work, care providers, voluntary services and local authorities.
Physiotherapists work with children and adults who have:
Stroke and other neurological problems
Mental Health problems.
Oupatient physiotherapy services available in:
Renfrew Health Centre 0141 207 7408
Johnstone Health Centre 01505 821303.
The contact number for the Paediatric service is 0141 886 5921, based at Aranthrue Centre, Renfrew.
Mental Health services are based at Dykebar Hospital 0141 314 4058.
Learning Disability services are based at Renfrew Health & Social Work Centre 0141 207 7400.
Domiciliary, Physical Disability and Older Adults Mental Health Physiotherapy services are based in Renfrewshire Rehabilitation & Enablement Service – access via Single Point of Access (SPOA) – Tel: 0141 207 7400.
How to access services
Referral to the outpatient services can be made by your GP or by a consultant as can referrals to the paediatric service. Referrals to the other services can be made by GPs, consultants and other health professionals.
Tel: 0141 314 6124
www.csp.org.uk - The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
www.scottishbacks.co.uk - NHS Inform Scottish Backs.