Our Rheumatology multi-disciplinary team is made up of two consultants and their personal assistants, specialist nurses, nursing auxiliaries, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, a therapy assistant and rehabilitation clerical support.
The team run out-patient based clinics, services offered include:
Your consultant will:
Your specialist nurse will:
Your Therapists will:
The above actions may be achieved by your occupational therapist through condition education, provision of splints for your hands and wrists, relaxation techniques, joint protection education, hand exercises, condition education and addressing specific work issues.
Your physiotherapist may provide advice on specific and general exercises, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, manual therapy techniques, ultrasound, assessment, provision of a walking aid and condition education.
You, the patient, also have an essential role within the team. At every stage of your care you will be offered information and advice to enable you to make the necessary decisions to manage your condition.
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