Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness
or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy,
education and advice. Physiotherapists and trained support
workers help people to recover and enable them to remain
independent for as long as possible.
Physiotherapists work in a variety of health care settings
within Trafford General Hospital and Altrincham General Hospital.
Physiotherapists work in integrated - or 'joined up' - therapy
teams working alongside other Allied Health Professionals such as
Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language
- Stroke Unit
- Acute Medicine
- Rehabilitation Unit
- Complex Discharge Assessment Unit
- Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Musculo-skeletal out-patients
- Hand therapy
All in-patient services and cardiac rehabilitation are provided
at Trafford General Hospital.
Other out-patient services are provided at both Trafford General
Hospital and Altrincham General Hospital.
Hours:Services are mainly between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm, Monday to
Friday, with some out-patient areas offering earlier and later
appointments. An out of hours service and weekend service is
available for emergency respiratory patients. Orthopaedics has an
extended service Monday to Friday until 8pm and a weekend
Main Therapy Department
Trafford General Hospital
T: 746 2525
Physiotherapists attend multidisciplinary meetings on all wards
Monday to Friday. They will either identify patients who require
physiotherapy themselves at these meetings or the medical and
nursing staff on the ward will make a referral to
Referrals for cardiac rehabilitation are accepted from a variety
of health professionals including cardiologists, cardiac nurses and
Referrals to other physiotherapy out-patient services are
accepted from CMFT Consultants.