Who is the service for?
The Community rehabilitation team work with adults registered with a North Manchester GP who requires rehabilitation in a variety of settings including home, residential or nursing homes.
What does the service provide?
We are a team comprising of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacist, GP Extensivist and Rehabilitation Assistants, with specialist knowledge and expertise in Community Rehabilitation.
We offer treatment for a variety of general conditions including falls and work with patients to achieve their goals. We aim to promote independence in activities of daily living, maximising mobility and function in a safe environment
The Occupational Therapy element of the service offers assessment of daily routines, depending on identified problems. They can offer rehabilitation using activities to enable people to function more fully around the home i.e. personal hygiene, preparing meals, mobility and providing equipment and minor adaptations. It also offers advice and support and education on using different techniques i.e. coping strategies such as fatigue management and energy conservation.
The service also provides falls strength and balance classes in the community.
Who will patients meet whilst under your department?
You will be visited at home and assessed by a qualified and HCPC registered Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist. Treatment may continue with this therapist or may be handed over to a rehabilitation assistant with regular reviews if deemed appropriate. With consent, patient’s case can then be discussed with a specialist GP and pharmacist, at our weekly meeting if any outstanding medical issues need advising on and addressing.
When is the service available?
Our service is available Monday to Friday 08:30 - 16:30 excluding bank holidays.
We are not a rapid response service; please consider crisis response or intermediate care if patients require urgent attention.
Department contact details
Community Rehabilitation Service
Newton Heath Health Centre
2 Old Church Street
Tel: 0161 681 0940
Fax: 0161 683 2563
Physiotherapists we ask you details about your condition and previous medical problems and medication. Please be aware that staff may need to see the affected area so wear appropriate clothing.
Tracy Walker – Rehabilitation Services Manager