Welcome to Guy's and St Thomas’ physiotherapy service. We provide physiotherapy for a range of chronic and acute conditions, across a number of sites in Lambeth and Southwark.
Physiotherapy at Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is a science-based profession which aims to assist your recovery from injury or chronic illness. We involve you in the design of your treatment, so that it is meaningful to you and fits into your lifestyle.
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. It helps with a variety of problems from low back pain or sudden injury to managing long-term medical condition such as COPD.
We provide assessment and a range of treatment options and approaches for all musculoskeletal conditions.
Ambulatory oxygen service
The ambulatory oxygen service at Guy's and St Thomas' provides assessments for ambulatory oxygen, for the residents of Lambeth and Southwark. We also help patients from further afield who are having difficulty accessing oxygen services or require more detailed assessment than can be provided locally.
Kidney (renal) rehabilitation physiotherapy service
The kidney (renal) rehabilitation physiotherapy service helps patients with kidney disease start exercising regularly. They also help patients who are on dialysis exercise during their dialysis treatment.
The musculoskeletal physiotherapy service provides initial consultations and a range of treatment options for all musculoskeletal conditions including simple lower back pain through to high level sports injuries.
Musculoskeletal assessment service (MCATTS)
Our musculoskeletal assessment service (MCATTS) consultations are with an advanced physiotherapy practitioner. They will provide you with an expert opinion for your musculoskeletal condition and are able to refer you to other services such as orthopaedics, rheumatology and pain management.
We are able to request investigations for musculoskeletal conditions when they are needed to guide future management including x-rays, ultrasound, MRI scans, nerve conduction studies and blood tests.
We can also provide treatment options such as corticosteroid injections under ultrasound guidance.
The neurorehabilitation physiotherapy service has been developed to provide high quality neuro specific care. We provide initial consultations and a range of treatment options for all neuro conditions including Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis (MS) and stroke.
Older persons physiotherapy
Physiotherapy in the older person’s assessment unit at Guy’s Hospital has been developed to provide high quality care for older adults in the local area. We see and treat a variety of conditions, including reduced function after a hospital stay, poor balance and reduced confidence.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is a supervised, personalised seven-week programme of exercise and education. It is designed specifically for people with lung conditions who experience breathlessness in daily life.
Vestibular and facial physiotherapy
The vestibular physiotherapy service provides initial consultations and treatment options for vestibular conditions and facial palsy conditions.
Women's and men's health physiotherapy
The women’s and men’s health physiotherapy service provides specialist care for women and men with bladder, bowel and pelvic floor muscle related disorders.