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Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that works with people to identify and maximise their ability to move and function.

Functional movement is a key part of what it means to be healthy. This means that physiotherapy plays a key role in enabling people to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life.

We provide services across the majority of Oxford University Hospital departments.

We also provide outpatient services for patients at the John Radcliffe, Churchill, Horton General and Brackley Cottage hospitals.

Oxford University Hospitals is fortunate in having specialist physiotherapists in a wide number of fields working at the leading edge of development. We have close links with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and are actively involved with teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Working within OUH

The Physiotherapy team works in an integrated therapy service with colleagues in Occupational Therapy.

Physiotherapy rotation schemes

There are currently four well-developed and popular rotation schemes: Band 5 rotation for junior staff and three Band 6 schemes, covering musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory / acute specialties. The rotation schemes cover all the Trust sites and NHS Oxfordshire facilities in the community.

Undergraduate education

Physiotherapy undergraduate education is provided locally by Oxford Brookes University within the School of Health Care studies. Clinical placements are provided across all sites and specialties, both for Brookes' students and those from Coventry University. Future plans at Oxford Brookes include a range of postgraduate opportunities at all levels.

Work experience

Please visit our 'Work experience' page for information about applying for work experience.

For clinical work placement requests please email


Terry Cordrey
Head of Therapies and Rehabilitation

Find us and contact us

John Radcliffe Hospital

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital

  • Physiotherapy Trauma Outpatients
    Tel: 01865 221540
  • Women's and Men's Health Team
    Tel: 01865 235383
  • Children’s Hospital Physiotherapy
    Tel : 01865 231977
  • Hand Therapy
    Tel : 01865 231181
  • Neuroscience Rehabilitation (answerphone)
    Tel : 01865 234583

Churchill Hospital

How to find the Churchill Hospital

Main Department
Tel: 01865 235391 (answerphone only

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

How to find the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Main Department
Tel: 01865 738074

Physiotherapy at the NOC

Horton General Hospital

How to find the Horton General Hospital

Outpatient Department
Tel: 01295 229432

Rowan Ward Physiotherapy
Tel: 01295 229583


Patient information leaflets

Physiotherapy exercise leaflets in video format


Last reviewed:17 February 2023