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Outpatient Therapies - Stepping Hill Hospital

Contact Information
Monday 08.00 to 18.00
Tuesday 08.00 to 17.00
Wednesday 08.00 to 17.00
Thursday 08.00 to 18.00
Friday 08.00 to 17.00


Head of Intergrated Services - Claire Guy

Operational Pathway Lead - Kate Marlor Gem



The Outpatient Physiotherapy service can be contacted by telephone on 0161 419 4060 

Outpatient Therapy Team Lead - Janine Higson supported by Jane Turner

Professional Lead for Physiotherapy - Denise Woodcock



The Outpatient Hand Therapy service can be contacted by telephone on 0161 419 4060

The Outpatient Physiotherapy and the Hand Therapy service are open Monday & Thursday 08:00–18:00 and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 08.00 -17.00. Both services are located in the Outpatient Therapy Department on the ground floor at Stepping Hilll Hospital



Hydrotherapy can be contacted by telephone on 0161 419 5892. Please leave a message if no-one is available to take your call.



The Outpatient Speech & Language Therapy service can be contacted by telephone on 0161 419 5897 - Sue Addlestone (Voice and Dysfluency/Stammering), Rachel Brennan, Pam Thomas, Grace Walsh & Elizabeth Worsley). Please leave a message if there is no-one available to take your call. Messages are retrieved regularly during the day.

The Outpatient Speech & Language Therapy service is open Monday- Friday 09:00-17:00(For Voice and Dysfluecy/stammering Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.00–15.15)


About Our Service

The Outpatient Therapies Department is a multi-disciplinary service provision and represents the combined professions of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy and Dietetics. Service users are referred for the relevant service based within this department and a synopsis of these services now follows:- 



Our Expertise

Outpatient Physiotherapy

The Outpatient Physiotherapy service is a hospital based service that seeks to provide an assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of orthopaedic, pelvic health, soft tissue and nervous system related problems through 1:1 and group classes.

Outpatient Hand Therapy

An Outpatient service specialising in assessing and treating patients having problems using their hands as a result of a specific condition, following trauma, or elective surgery.

Our service provides specialist hand therapy assessment/management by both Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists and we can only accept written referrals direct from our Orthopaedic Consultants and GPs, being currently unable to accept self referral. 

Outpatient Speech & Language Therapy

Our team work with people with varying medical conditions including stroke, neurological conditions, Parkinson’s disease, swallowing problems, Dementia, and all have excellent knowledge and understanding regarding the anatomy.

How to Use the Service
Guidance for using your Crutches
Orthopaedics - While You Wait

This information here is for people who are currently waiting for a routine (non-urgent) appointment or surgical procedure under local Orthopaedic services. We have some advice on what you can do to help prepare for your appointment or surgery and what you should do if your health deteriorates while you are waiting.

We have information for people waiting for:

  • Their first outpatient appointment
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Knee ligament surgery
  • Knee Arthroscopy surgery
  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel surgery 
 Fracture Clinic Information videos

Patient Videos - These videos contain "while you wait" information following referral to physiotherapy from fracture clinic.

The videos have been created by Lucy Cassidy (Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, Brighton and Sussex University Hospital) and are freely available via YouTube. They have been created with the support of Ossür

Ankle and Foot

Weber A

Weber B

Avulsion Fracture to Ankle

Ankle Sprain

Fracture to the Base of 5th Metatarsal

Soft Tissue Injury to Foot

Shoulder and Elbow

Primary Shoulder Dislocation

Proximal Humerus Fracture

Undisplaced / Minimally Displaced Greater Tuberosity (GT) Fracture

Grade 1/2 ACJ (Acromioclavicular Joint) Injury

Grade 3 ACJ (Acromioclavicular Joint) Injury

Lateral (Outside) 1/3 Clavicular fracture

Midshaft Clavicular Fracture

Sprain / Soft Tissue Injury to Shoulder

Sprain / Soft Tissue Injury to Elbow

Proximal Radius Fracture

Hand and wrist




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