Occupational and physiotherapists

Occupational and physiotherapists play vital roles in the care and rehabilitation of patients at UHS. Since the two services combined in 2007, our therapists have worked closely together within their clinical area, sharing information and delivering therapy as a combined team to benefit our patients.

Our therapists are grouped into specialist clinical teams and offer a range of specialist assessments and interventions on the wards, in some clinics and in the therapy outpatients department. We have services available to all age groups and specialties.

Occupational therapists

Occupational therapists work with patients of all ages who have a variety of different care needs. You might be helping someone who's recovering from surgery to make adaptations to their lifestyle, supporting someone with a disability to use assistive technology, or helping an older person to make changes to their environment to make their daily life easier. Occupational therapists give patients the skills and resources they need to do the activities that are important to them.

To find out more about being an occupational therapist, visit the NHS Health Careers website.


Physiotherapists work with patients who have been affected by illness, injury or disability. This can mean seeing patients who are recovering from an injury, people with physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy, and those with conditions like cystic fibrosis. You'll help people to be active and independent through therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.

To find out more about being a physiotherapist, visit the NHS Health Careers website

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