Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy - Blandford Community Hospital - Dorset Healthcare

Our service is for patients aged 8 and above with an 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.


01258 394013
Fax: 01258 450786


Venue address
Milldown Road
Blandford Forum
DT11 7DD
North Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:00-18:00
Tue: 08:00-18:00
Wed: 09:00-18:00
Thu: 08:00-17:00
Fri: 08:00-17:00

Service Details

Additional Information
The Musculoskeletal Outpatients Physiotherapy department at Blandford Hospital covers the Blandford area. The service is available for children aged 8 and above. We’re 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 old and above.
Age Range
8 years 0 months to 25 years 0 months


Wheelchair accessible
Fully wheelchair accessible, service is on the ground floor.
Parking availability information
Parking nearby and disabled parking bays.
Toilet facility information
Accessible toilets.

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 01258 394013 for information and guidance.

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Address: Milldown Road  Blandford Forum  Dorset

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