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Wrightington Therapy Department

Our therapies department is based on the Wrightington Hospital site, although the team provide services across all our three main Hospital sites. There are three professions within the therapy team:-


Physiotherapy is often used to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, disability or illness. Our therapists can also offer lifestyle tips and advice that will aid recovery and reduce the risk of further injury or illness in the future.

Physiotherapy takes place on our wards and in our Physiotherapy Unit.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy provides support to people whose health prevents them from doing everyday activities and helps people maximise their independence after illness or injury.

Patients are individually assessed and then your therapist works with you to identify your goals that will help you to regain, maintain and improve your independence. A variety of different techniques are used. If necessary, advice can be given to help you change your environment and use new equipment to aid recovery and promote independence.


Our podiatrists undertake a biomechanical assessment (study of the structure and function) of the foot and lower leg and can develop a tailor made treatment plan to help patients overcome any problems. This may be advice on how to stretch or strengthen muscles, provision of specially made devices to wear with footwear to control, realign or cushion a patient’s foot or it may be advice on footwear.

Therapy Team

We work within the following specialities: -

  • Upper and lower limb Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic patients
  • Rheumatology
  • Women’s Health

We have over 60 staff in our department, ranging from Therapy Assistants, Clerical Assistants and Physiotherapy Assistants to Specialist Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Podiatrists. The in-patient team treat patients prior to their hospital admission and following surgery to ensure a safe and timely discharge from hospital. The out-patient teams see approximately 12,750 new patients and 27,000 follow-up treatment sessions per year.

Our Therapies Unit at Wrightington can be contacted on 01257 256305.