Week of Physiotherapy (over 25)
A week of Physiotherapy has been booked for you following your Orthopaedic Oncology Surgery.
What does the week involve?
During the week of physiotherapy, you will be seen as an outpatient. You will have one to two hydrotherapy sessions and one land-based session daily Monday-Friday (sessions are subject to change). The week involves rehabilitation specific to your individual needs and is under the supervision of a team of physiotherapists with experience in treating patients following oncology surgery. The week will begin with an initial assessment in the hydrotherapy department where your current level of function will be assessed. Here you will discuss specific goals with the physiotherapist that you would like to achieve for the week ahead.
Where can I stay?
Unless you are local and can travel in daily, you will need to book accommodation for the week. There are several local hotels and B&B’s you can book*.
How do I get to the hospital?
If you are unable to make your own way to the hospital, you need to arrange hospital transport from your home, to arrive on the Monday before 1pm, and leave on the Friday after 12pm. You can do this via your local hospital transport team. If you are unsure how to book this, please speak with your GP.
You can arrange for taxis to drop you in and pick you up each day from your accommodation, or there are local transport links.
What happens at the end of the week?
A final assessment will be carried out in the hydrotherapy department on the Friday where you will receive an exercise programme specific to your needs. If you have already started physiotherapy at a local hospital, your assessment will include sending updated information to your local team. If you haven’t yet started physiotherapy locally, a referral will be sent to the hospital of your choice.
Can I bring a relative?
You can bring one relative or carer if essential. This person may not be able to accompany you during the sessions. There will be staff available to assist you in the hydrotherapy changing area if needed.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the hydrotherapy department. We look forward to seeing you for your week of physiotherapy.
Please direct any queries to the hydrotherapy department on 0121 685 4125
*If you require financial support to attend, please contact Amy Poppitt (