Outpatient Physiotherapy Service

COVID-19 update: this service is now running normally


We're a team of chartered physiotherapists registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Our experienced therapists all have specialist skills in the assessment and treatment of injuries and conditions that affect muscles, joints and soft tissues.

We use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, social and psychological well-being. We're committed to using scientific evidence to support our treatments. Treatment may involve manual therapy (hands on treatment such as mobilisation/manipulation), electrotherapy (such as ultrasound), therapeutic exercise, rehabilitation advice and education.

Accessing the service

Your doctor, consultant or healthcare professional can refer you to us. Once we have your referral we'll contact you as soon as possible to offer an appointment time that is convenient for you, and is based on the severity of your condition.

Although many physiotherapy departments still use curtained cubicles, when informed in advance, clinic rooms can be made available allowing for a reduction in noise levels and where lighting can be adjusted for those who struggle in normal circumstances or have special educational needs.

Phone and video consultations

The service is now using telephone and video consultations alongside face to face appointments when needed. Please watch the video below which has further information on the options available to you and how this new technology will work and enable us to help you.

If you have made a video appointment, and misplaced the letter which has the link, visit the physiotherapy Attend Anywhere at your planned appointment time.

For all other concerns or questions please call 01202 843410 or email dhc.msk.physiotherapy@nhs.net

Our Dorset also has information on virtual consultations which can be read on its website.

For information and exercises on a range of musculoskeletal conditions, and to refer yourself to outpatient physiotherapy, please read our self-referral information or complete our patient/carer self-referral form.

More information can also be found at https://www.mskdorset.nhs.uk/

Dorset MSK service phone number: 0300 3035267

Dorset MSK service email address: dhc.msksecretaries.dorset@nhs.net

Self-referral

You are able to refer yourself to outpatient physiotherapy in Dorset. Please read the self-referral information where you will also find a range of information and exercises to help you treat your condition.

Your doctor, consultant or healthcare professional can also refer to us by sending a letter or via https://www.mskdorset.nhs.uk/. Once we have your referral we'll contact you as soon as possible to offer an appointment time that is convenient for you, and is based on the severity of your condition.

What to expect at your appointment

Our team will contact you to arrange an assessment which can be face-to-face, telephone or secure video consultation. We will ask you some specific questions and ask you to perform some movements in order to diagnose your condition.

We will discuss your personal goals for rehabilitation and devise a treatment plan with you to help you achieve them effectively. This may involve attending one of our departments for further assessment and treatment – we will advise you of the measures we have put in place for your safety.

We will explain your condition and how we might work together to help it.

Your assessment may require 30-45 minutes. Follow-up appointments will be 20-30 minutes.

We will ask for your consent before any assessment or treatment.

Your GP will be able to view our records of our assessment and progress.

Although many physiotherapy departments still use curtained cubicles, when informed in advance, clinic rooms can be made available allowing for a reduction in noise levels and where lighting can be adjusted for those who struggle in normal circumstances or have special educational needs.

Dorset Healthcare does not run physiotherapy clinics from Charlton Down. These clinics are provided by Dorset County Hospital who can be contacted by emailing Rehab.Department@dchft.nhs.uk or calling 01305 251150

Locations

Physiotherapy (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours:
Monday 08.30 to 17.30
Tuesday - Thursday 08.00 to 17.00
Friday 08.00 to 16.30

Physiotherapy (Wimborne - Victoria Hospital)

Wimborne Hospital,
Victoria Road,
Wimborne,
BH21 1ER

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 18.00

 

Physiotherapy - Outpatients (Blandford - Blandford Community Hospital)

Milldown Road,
Blandford,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Hours: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Physiotherapy - Outpatients (Portland - Portland Community Hospital)

Physiotherapy Department,
Portland Hospital,
Castle Road,
Portland,
Dorset,
DT5 1AX

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Opening Hours
Monday 08:00 - 17:30

Tuesday - Friday: 08:00 - 16:30

Physiotherapy - Outpatients (Ringwood - St Leonards Hospital)

Ringwood Road,
Saint Leonards,
BH24 2RR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: 08:00-17:00

Physiotherapy Outpatients ( St Leonards)

Physiotherapy - Outpatients (Shaftesbury - Westminster Memorial Hospital)

Westminster Memorial Hospital,
Abbey Walk,
Shaftesbury,
SP7 8BD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times

  • Monday 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesdays 8.30am to 5.00pm
  • Wednesdays 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Thursdays 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Fridays 08.30am to 3pm

Physiotherapy - Outpatients (Sherborne - Yeatman Hospital)

Yeatman Hospital,
Hospital Lane,
Sherborne,
DT9 3JU

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times:

8.30am - 4.30pm

 

Physiotherapy - Outpatients (Swanage - Swanage Hospital)

Queens Road,
BH19 2ES

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday: 9am - 12pm

Physiotherapy - Outpatients (Wareham - Wareham Hospital)

Streche Road,
Wareham,
BH20 4QQ

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday - Tuesday & Thursday-Friday: 9am - 3pm

 

Physiotherapy - Outpatients (Weymouth - Weymouth Community Hospital)

01305 762621
Outpatient Physiotherapy Department,
3 Melcombe Ave,
Weymouth,
DT4 7TB

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Wi-Fi: no

Parking: yes

Disabled access: yes, via lift (clinics are on lower ground floor)

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm

Physiotherapy – Outpatients (Lyme Regis – Lyme Regis Medical Centre)

Lyme Regis Medical Centre,
Lyme Bay Medical Practice,
Uplyme Road,
Lyme Regis,
Dorset,
DT7 3LS

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Wi-Fi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening hours

9.30am-6pm Monday

8am-6pm Tuesday and Wednesday

Closed Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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