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Community Rehabilitation Service

About Us

The community rehabilitation service is provided by a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, community rehabilitation nurses and a rehabilitation doctor. The team aims to help you become as independent as possible.

What support is available?

Each patient is given a keyworker to co-ordinate your care. You will have an initial assessment with the community rehabilitation nurse to determine what care you need and this is normally carried out in your own home. Where possible your treatment plan will involve carers and/or family so that you can remain at home. Once your care plan has been agreed you will be seen by other members of the team as appropriate. Each member of the team will look after one aspect of your care plan.


The physiotherapist will help you to increase your mobility and ability to do daily activities.

Occupational therapist

The occupational therapist can offer advice and/or treatment to help you become more independent in your everyday tasks. This may include practising different approaches to tasks and advising on suitable equipment.

Speech and Language therapist

The speech and language therapist can assess any communication, memory and/or swallowing problems and offer help with these.

Rehabilitation Doctor

The rehabilitation doctor may see you for a medical assessment and to arrange diagnostic tests such as X-rays or blood tests.

When might I be referred to the team?

The team is able to provide support to a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Falls
  • Mobility and joint problems
  • Neurological conditions
  • Strokes and other brain injuries
  • Continence problems
  • Recovery from trauma or surgery
  • Osteoporosis

Where can I find more information?