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Trauma Outpatient Physiotherapy

We provide physiotherapy for adult patients following a traumatic injury.

Conditions we treat

  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Proximal humerus fractures
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Distal radius (wrist) fractures
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Spinal injuries or dysfunction
  • Neck of femur (hip) fractures
  • Tibial plateau fractures
  • Patella dislocations
  • Soft tissue knee injuries, including ACL ruptures
  • Ankle fractures
  • Polytraumas
  • Nerve injuries
  • Plastics issues

Your appointment

Once we have received your referral we will call you to arrange an appointment. We try to offer appointment times to suit you - please contact us if you have any queries.

If possible, please arrive a little early, as we may ask you to complete a questionnaire.

If driving, allow at least one hour to park and use Car Park 2 if spaces are available.

We will make every effort to see you on time, but there are sometimes delays. If you have waited more than ten minutes please check with Reception, and please do ask staff if you have any concerns.

What to expect

Your first visit will usually last 45 minutes on a one-to-one basis with your Physiotherapist.

They will ask you for:

  • details of the accident
  • your current symptoms
  • what makes it better
  • what makes it worse
  • details of any previous injuries
  • details of any general health problems.

There will also be a physical examination to find out exactly what the problem is.

Please wear, or bring, shorts and a T-shirt. You may need to undress down to your underwear, so if you do not have shorts, please wear appropriate underwear.


If you are unable to attend, please call us at least 24 hours before your appointment so that we can offer the appointment time to someone else.

Find us and contact us

Tel: 01865 221540
Monday to Thursday 8.00am - 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm


Trauma Outpatient Physiotherapy
Level 2, John Radcliffe Hospital
Headley Way
Oxford OX3 9DU

How to find the John Radcliffe Hospital


We take referrals from:

  • Emergency Department (ED)
  • Trauma Clinic
  • JR Trauma Wards
  • JR Plastics Wards and Clinics
  • GPs / consultants external to the Trust

Internal referral

Please complete using EPR.

External referral

Please contact us on the number above or email the referral.



Last reviewed:28 July 2023