Services

Adult Community Therapy

We are a multidisciplinary team which provides treatment, rehabilitation, advice and support to people living in Kirklees. The purpose of the team is to help you achieve your goals in relation to daily living and quality of life.

We can offer help to people with:

  • Amputees (South Kirklees)
  • Brain Injury
  • Cancer
  • Complex physical disabilities
  • Elective Orthopaedic Surgery (South Kirklees)
  • Falls
  • Home Enteral Nutrition (South Kirklees only) and nutritional support  
  • Musculoskeletal or orthopaedic problems when unable to attend our patient clinics
  • Physical disabilities as a result of cancer
  • Progressive neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone disease, Huntington disease and Parkinson's.
  • Speech and Language Therapy - swallow, communication, stammer and mental health
  • Stroke

You may be offered advice over the phone, treatment in your own home, or at a health centre near to where you live.

Contact

Referrals

 

To make a referral, or to speak to an adult therapy colleague, please contact Single Point of Contact and make a referral and/or request a call back.

Clients must be over 16 years of age, medically stable and registered with a Kirklees GP.

Any health or social care professional can refer. Referrals may also be made electronically via the Locala website or SystmOne.

Please note: Due to the high demand there may be a wait for this service.

What if I cannot understand or have special needs?

We have access to interpreter/signing services should you require them and we would be happy to accommodate any special needs if we can. If you have not already told us please arrange for someone to ring or write so an interpreter can be arranged for your first visit.

Professions in the team

Nurses
Our role is to advise and support you and your carers, provide health related information and education, and nursing care as appropriate in a rehabilitation arena.

Physiotherapists
Our role is to aid you to regain strength, stamina, improve mobility and independence with daily tasks by means of an exercise programme. This may be supervised or carried out independently.

Occupational Therapists
Our role is to increase independence in everyday tasks. This may be in a variety of ways, such as helping you to regain everyday skills, providing equipment, supporting you with work skills and helping you cope with memory or anxiety problems.

Speech and Language Therapists
Our role is to diagnose and give advice on communication problems and/or swallowing.

Dieticians
Our role is to assess and advice you about your dietary needs in relation to your rehabilitation programme.

Rehabilitation Assistants and Assistant Practitioners
Our role is to assist and support your programme of treatment as directed by the qualified therapy staff. All our rehab assistants have received competency based training for the treatments they undertake with you.

Falls Practitioners
Our role is to assess the reasons why you may be falling and make recommendations about how you can minimise your risk of further falls.­

Professional staff are all fully qualified and registered with the relevant regulatory body.

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