Outpatient therapies

Our outpatient rehabilitation services provide expert, multi-disciplinary therapies to help people regain life skills after an acquired disability such as a stroke or acquired brain injury.

Our therapists work with patients to help them maximise recovery and regain function, so they can achieve the best possible quality of life. In every case we provide a comprehensive assessment, followed by a structured individual therapy programme focusing on the patient's identified needs.

We involve families and carers in all rehabilitation and management.

Our outpatient services comprise clinical psychology, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy.

Conditions treated include:

  • Acquired brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome
  • Spinal injury
  • Primary CNS tumours (brain and spinal)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Other neurological and neurodegenerative conditions

Clinical psychology

Our clinical psychologists support individuals, couples and families in coping with the impact of acquired disabilities such as stroke or brain injury. This work can involve individual and/or family psychological therapy sessions, learning strategies to manage cognitive strengths and behavioural difficulties, assessments of cognitive abilities and capacity to make decisions.

Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists aim to improve muscle strength, balance, flexibility and co-ordination. They work on each client’s range of movement and activity, with the goal of improving their mobility and stamina levels, and maximising independence. Programmes may include exercises, stretching, and walking practice. Our gym provides access to specialist equipment including tilt tables, standing frames, a walking harness, treadmill and FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) machines.

Speech and Language therapy

Our speech and language therapists work with people to help improve their impaired communication, speech and language. They also help individuals who have difficulties with eating and swallowing.

Occupational therapy

Our occupational therapists support and treat our clients in managing everyday living tasks, such as personal care, domestic activities and household management, along with life skills such as budgeting and planning. We can also help with wheelchair assessment and community access.

David’s story

David had a stroke in 1999. He visits QEF once a month, working with the outpatient physio team. He is full of praise:

“I’ve been coming here for six years, and it’s the best place in the area for physiotherapy. My arm needs to be kept flexible to avoid it tightening up and hurting, and the exercises they give me really help. I enjoy it here – the physios always have my best interests at heart.”

Service information

  • Our therapists offer regular appointments or home visits (depending on therapist availability) week days between 9am and 4pm
  • Assessment and treatment sessions take one hour. If you feel that you would benefit from a longer appointment, please discuss this with your therapist
  • Therapists will agree tailored goals with you, to improve function and support self-management
  • We can provide reports for insurance cases, and by request for self-funded patients
  • You can make payment by cash or cheque on the day of the appointment, or by monthly invoice

Contact us for more details about our Outpatient Services at neurorehab@qef.org.uk or call 01372 841 111