About our physiotherapy service
We provide physiotherapy for a range of chronic and acute conditions. It is a science-based profession which aims to assist your recovery from injury or chronic illness. We assess and treat patients in an inpatient or outpatient setting. We involve you in the design of your treatment, so that it is meaningful to you and fits into your lifestyle. You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. It helps with a variety of problems from low back pain or sudden injury to managing long-term medical condition such as COPD. We can help rehabilitate you during your Acute inpatient stay and refer onwards if required to reach your goals.
We provide musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy for patients with recent injuries (under 6 months) or following surgery that have been referred by North Middlesex Hospital consultants. Our team includes specialist clinicians covering all musculoskeletal specialist areas, who can provide a comprehensive assessment and a range of treatment and management plans.
Conditions we treat
The physiotherapy service at North Mid provides assessment and treatment in the following areas:
- Accident and Emergency (ED, AMU, AAU & OPAU)
- Acute Stroke Unit
- Critical Care Rehabilitation and respiratory team (ITU, HDU and CC outreach to wards and cardiac rehab)
- Medical Rehabilitation (medical, oncology and HIV)
- Older Peoples’ Acute Care and Rehabilitation
- Paediatric inpatient including Neonates
- Surgical and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (including elective & trauma orthopaedics and Surgery)
Musculoskeletal outpatient service including paediatrics:
- Post bone fractures
- Joint problems and arthritis
- Low back pain
- Knee and shoulder conditions
- Muscle aches and pains
- Post Orthopaedic-surgical rehabilitation
- Neck pain and headaches
- Sports related injuries, including traumatic and overuse injuries
- Work related injuries – repetitive strain
- Injury prevention
- Babies Talipes
How to prepare for your visit
If you are coming for your first outpatient physiotherapy appointment, there are few things you should know:
- Your first appointment may last up to 45 minutes. This is so that your physiotherapist can examine you thoroughly.
- We will ask you some relevant questions about your health this will include any medication that take, so it will be helpful to bring a list of your tablets with you.
- We will ask you some questions about your home, family, work and hobbies. This is so that we can assess what physical demands you have in your normal life.
- In some instances you may be asked to complete some forms, so please remember to bring reading glasses if you need them. We can assist you with completing your forms if you need.
- Please dress appropriately or bring clothes to change into (eg shorts, vest) to allow us to assess the affected area.
- At the end of your assessment, you and your physiotherapist will discuss the outcome of the initial assessment and treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.
Where to find us
Come to the main entrance of the hospital, head towards the restaurant and take the lift up one floor.
Level 1 Podium
Refer a patient
We only accept referrals from consultants from North Middlesex Hospital. Patients can be referred by completing a physiotherapy referral form which is available in most outpatient clinics. Patients who do not meet our inclusion criteria need to be referred to a community physiotherapy service via their GP.
Meet our team
Reshma Patel - Clinical Lead & Professional Head of Physiotherapy
Outpatient team leads
- Sonny Driver (MSK Team Lead)
- Jane Cohen ( Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner)
Inpatient team leads
- Tara Roberts - Clinical specialist in Respiratory and Critical care
- Ashila Bhutia – Clinical specialist in Neuro and stroke
- Swati Bhagat-Jones – Clinical Specialist Paediatrics
- Sarah Ulmer – Team Lead medicine
- Haritha Reddy – Team Lead Orthopaedics and Surgery
- Mary Murphy – Team Lead Care of the Elderly
- Javed Tahir – Team Lead Admission Avoidance