Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy - Swanage And Wareham Hospitals - Dorset Healthcare

Our Swanage and Wareham service is for patients aged 8 and above with a sports injury, orthopaedic or musculoskeletal conditions (e.g. after a fracture or sprain). We will assess, advise and carry out an appropriate course of treatment (related to clinical need) with the approach being, one of self-management, advice and education aimed at improving: • mobility and function • Pain control • Exercise • Healthy lifestyle advice.


Venue address
Swanage Hospital Queens Road
BH19 2ES


Opening times
Mon: 08:30-16:30
Tue: 08:30-16:30
Wed: 08:30-16:30
Thu: 08:30-16:30
Fri: 08:30-16:30

Service Details

Additional Information
The Musculoskeletal Outpatients Physiotherapy department at Swanage and Wareham Hospital covers the area of Purbeck. The service is available for children aged 8 and above. The service is not available at the weekend but there is an out of hours answer machine available 24 hours a day. Children should be accompanied at appointments by a parent/guardian.
Referral information
Professional referrals from Dorset GPs, consultants and other healthcare professionals for patients registered in Dorset. Referrals are sent to the physiotherapy department who then contact the patient directly via phone or letter depending on the urgency of the condition. At the first appointment a thorough examination is carried out and joint physiotherapy goals are set with the patient. Simple musculoskeletal / orthopaedic conditions only. (Complex musculoskeletal conditions / developmental conditions to be referred to Poole Hospital specialist paediatric service). Excludes: Neurological, respiratory, amputees, developmental.
Age Range Details
8 years and above.


Wheelchair accessible
Building is fully accessible, our service is based on the ground floor.
Parking availability information
Disabled parking bays, drop-off/collection point and parking nearby,
Toilet facility information
Accessible toilets.
Other Facilities
Please contact us about our other available facilities.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
As appropriate the carer is involved in all aspects of the process. Contact Megan Sutton on 01929 475016 or email for information and guidance.

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Address: Swanage Hospital  Queens Road  Swanage 

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