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Orthopaedic therapy

Ortho Therapy Team

The orthopaedic therapy team consists of a highly skilled and dynamic group of physiotherapists, occupational therapists together with therapy technicians and assistants.

What do we do?

  • Provide appropriate and timely assessment and treatment of orthopaedic inpatients to identify their clinical and rehabilitation needs
  • Maximise patients’ mobility and function whilst on the wards
  • Ensure patients are provided with the appropriate equipment that is essential to discharge to enable them to function safely at home
  • Fit patients with orthotic devises in order to aid function and expedite discharge
  • Ensure patients are referred onto the appropriate community service and demonstrate rehab potential.
  • Expedite timely and safe discharge of patients from hospital
  • Reduce unnecessary admission of patients with acute back pain
  • Provide multidisciplinary and team training and clinical support to ensure patients receive a high quality, evidence-based service
  • Run highly successful and nationally recognised educational courses
  • Involved in research and service development

What wards do we cover?

We provide a collaborative service to the main orthopaedic wards (TAU red, TAU Green and B3) as well as seeing most patients who are under an orthopaedic consultant on the outlying wards (excluding the Phillip Arnold Unit). We also provide an admission prevention service to ED for patients with acute back pain.

Hours of service

Mon – Friday       0830 – 1900 (last referral 1830)

Weekends          0830 – 1630 (last referral 1600)

Bleep Numbers

Senior physiotherapist                                   0373

Senior occupational therapist                         0559

B3                                                               0874

TAU Green                                                   0873

TAU Red                                                      0605

Outliers                                                        0157

How to find the orthopaedic therapy office.

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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