We help restore movement and function to as near normal as possible when someone is affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability.
Physiotherapists work in a wide variety of health settings and treat people with acute (after surgery, injury) and chronic (long term problems) conditions that may affect one or more of the body’s systems. They also work in specialist areas.
Some of the conditions for which physiotherapy has proved to be beneficial include:
Physiotherapists use a number of different techniques to help improve function and wellbeing following injury, pain or disability. They have an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and are trained to evaluate and improve the movement and function of the body. Patients are assessed on an individual basis and may be referred on to group sessions as appropriate:
Patients are generally seen in the outpatient department that is closest to their home but they may need to be seen at other sites to prevent extensive waiting times.
Brighton General Hospital: 01273 665111 extn 5111
Royal Sussex County Hospital: 01273 523050 or 01273 696955 extn 4108/3050
Hove Polyclinic: 01273 242118
Princess Royal Hospital: 01444 448664 or 01444 441881 extn 8664
We receive referrals from GPs within the East and West Sussex area and from BSUH consultants working in all specialities.
All referrals from GPs and consultants are prioritised by experienced clinicians into urgent or waiting list according to established guidelines.
The cardiorespiratory team provides care 24/7 to a wide range of inpatients across many specialties.
The team provides treatment and advice in the field of respiratory care and also to patients with acute mobility problems. Patients that may benefit from input include:
This service also provides treatment to outpatients in the areas of:
This 6 week course of exercise and education promotes health and well being for people with long term breathing problems
Rehabilitation patients are assessed in the physiotherapy department and offered a 6 week course of structured comprehensive exercise and education known as ‘Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation”. This includes supervised exercise sessions and health education run by the whole cardiac rehabilitation team (physiotherapists and cardiac rehabilitation nurses).
Sputum clearance techniques, including postural drainage, for patients with long term breathing difficulties.
The trauma service covers both sites, as patients move from the acute post-operative phase to the early rehabilitation phase of their hospital stay.
Elective patients are seen mainly at the PRH site, but day cases are seen at the RSCH site.
Types of patients seen: fractures, post operative, chronic back and knee pain, acute injuries, sports injuries, chronic fatigue syndrome, hypermobility, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Referrals are accepted from consultants, GPs and health visitors.
Patients seen: Talipes, ponsetti, pavlik harness for development dysplasia of the hip and foot and knee problems affecting gait.
The team provides cover for respiratory, orthopaedics, neurological and development patients. We also run a service covering SCBU and patients on ward who require a neurodevelopment assessment.
Available for the following conditions:
Referrals for the Royal Sussex County service are accepted from midwives, GPs and consultants within the BN1, BN2 and BN3 areas. Most referrals will go to the hospital closest to their GP catchment area.
Patient assessment involves a digital vaginal examination to enable an individual, objective pelvic floor exercise regime to be prescribed. When appropriate, vaginal biofeedback, defecation dynamics and bladder training may be recommended.
(Antenatal and postnatal) is available for the following conditions:
Recovering mobility following amputation begins in the ward environment. Where appropriate, patients are referred on for further rehabilitation, in both inpatient and outpatient settings locally.
Some patients will progress to rehabilitation using a prosthetic limb. The assessment and provision of this service continues at the regional limb fitting centre based at the Brighton General Hospital.
Amputee rehabilitation is a multi disciplinary team approach. Support is available from a range of professionals throughout the rehabilitation process.
We are based at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.
We treat patients across all specialties including inpatients when required, following full assessment and screening by a physiotherapist.
As well as one-to-one sessions we run group sessions in orthopaedic rehabilitation, osteoporosis management, and Parkinson’s disease
Referrals are accepted from both GPs and consultants within the BSUH area. We accept out of area referrals on agreement with the relevant commissioners.
If you are a patient of The Brow Medical Centre, Burgess Hill or Newtons Practice, Haywards Heath, and aged 16 years or over, you do not need to see your GP before contacting the Physiotherapy Department. You can just complete the form below.
If you are not registered with either of these practices, please contact your GP to access physiotherapy.
We are trialling this service for six months in two GP practices initially but we may extend the service to other GP practices in the future.
have recently or suddenly developed:
fit bumps and beyond
get fit for motherhood
information and guidance for patients following lumbar spinal surgery
lateral elbow pain
looking after a third or fourth degree tear
low back pain
pelvic floor exercises for women
Pelvic girdle and low back pain in pregnancy
posture in pregnancy
subacromial pain shoulder impingement