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​Physiotherapy (Inpatient)

The Inpatient physiotherapy team provides treatment to patients who are admitted to hospital and require our assessment and care. The Inpatient service aims to rehabilitate patients within the hospital setting to achieve the best recovery possible. This includes the treatment of patients with respiratory, neurological and orthopaedic problems.

Neurological Physiotherapy

What is Neurological Physiotherapy?

This is a specialised branch of physiotherapy that assess and treats people who have a neurological condition resulting from damage to their brain, spinal cord or nerves ie stroke, multiple sclerosis, parkinsons disease, muscular dystrophy, MND, functional neurological disorder, peripheral neuropathy.

We provide a service to both in patients (stroke unit and the medical wards), and outpatients in West Dorset.

We aim to maximise your potential to carry out day to day tasks in the most qualitative way.  We also provide education and can liaise with other services.

Who are we?

Gillian Szeto Highly Specialised Neurological Physiotherapist

Ian Denslow and Caroline Ford Specialised Neurological Physiotherapists

Jan and Liam physiotherapy assistants

We also have a newly qualified junior on rotation.

We work very closely with our therapy colleagues as we need to take into account language, vision, cognition and pre morbid factors.

What do we do?

All patients undergo a specialist assessment.

This looks at range of movement, muscle power, muscle control, sensation and proprioception, tightness, shortening, posture, balance and mobility.

From this we will draw up a problem list, treatment plan and set goals.

Contact details

Gillian Szeto 01305 255314

Useful links 

The Stroke Association

0303 30 33100 www.stroke.org.uk

Multiple Sclerosis Society

0808 800 8000 www.mssociety.org.uk

Multiple Sclerosis Trust

0800 0323839 www.mstrust.org.uk

Headway - The Brain Injury Association

0808 800 2244 www.headway.org.uk

Muscular Dystrophy UK

0800 652 6352 www.musculardystrophy.org

Parkinson's Disease Society

0800 800 0303 www.parkinsons.org.uk

Motor Neurone Disease Association

08457 626262 www.mndassociation.org

Guillan-Barre Syndrome

0800 374 803 www.gaincharity.org.uk​​