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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
OCE

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Prosthetics Physiotherapist

We provide specialist physiotherapy to inpatients who have undergone amputation at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and complex limb loss patients on the Oxford Centre for Enablement ward.

We also offer support to patients who have undergone surgery at the Horton General Hospital, John Radcliffe Hospital and Churchill Hospital.

If you are continuing your rehabilitation at your local hospital, or with community services, we will organise this before we discharge you.

Outpatients

We see patients based in the Oxfordshire area: some patients who live in our other catchment counties may attend local satellite clinics.

We offer pre prosthetic rehabilitation including exercise programmes and use of an early walking aid in preparation for a potential prosthesis.

We work with the Prosthetics team to assess suitability for a prosthesis: if suitable, we measure the patient and fit them for a prosthesis. They return to Physiotherapy for training in the safe and effective use of their prosthesis.

We accept referrals from those treating established amputees under our service as required.

We offer hydrotherapy and an exercise class for both new and established prosthetic users.

Physical activity and health

Outpatient appointments

Please bring your prescribed medications and a light snack with you. This is particularly important if you are diabetic. It is important that you monitor your blood sugars regularly. We will also monitor your blood sugars during your physiotherapy sessions especially whilst undergoing exercise.

Please bring a water bottle as it is important to stay hydrated while exercising.

Patients often need to undress down to their underwear, so you may prefer to wear shorts and a T-shirt instead.

Contact us

Contact us

You can request a referral to Physiotherapy via the Prosthetics Service: once known to the Prosthetics Service you may contact Physiotherapy direct and self-refer.