Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy - St Leonards Hospital Dorset Healthcare

Our 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
St Leonards Hospital Ringwood Road
St Leonards/st Ives¬ Ringwood
BH24 2RR
East Dorset


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

Service Details

Additional Information
The Musculoskeletal Outpatients Physiotherapy supports patients who are 8 years old or above from St Leonards Hospital covers St Leonards and surrounding area such as Ferndown, West Moors, Verwood and Ringwood. The hospital is closed at the weekends but operates and out of hours answer machine.
Referral information
Professional referrals from Dorset GPs, consultants and other healthcare professionals for patients registered in Dorset. Simple musculoskeletal / orthopaedic conditions only. (Complex musculoskeletal conditions / developmental conditions to be referred to Poole Hospital specialist paediatric service). Excludes: Neurological, respiratory, amputees, developmental. At the first appointment a thorough examination is carried out and joint physiotherapy goals are set with the patient.
Age Range Details
8 years old and above.


Wheelchair accessible
The Physiotherapy department has a ramp for access and is on ground floor level.
Parking availability information
Disabled parking bays, Drop-off/collection point and parking nearby.
Toilet facility information
A disabled toilet with changing facilities is in the department.

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 Amelia Whale on 01202 584200 or email for information and guidance.

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Address: St Leonards Hospital  Ringwood Road  St Leonards/st Ives¬ Ringwood  Dorset

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