Our teams work in the hospital, alongside the multidisciplinary team. Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists often work very closely together and you may not need to see both.

Our acute teams include Front Door Therapy, Acute Medical, Orthopaedics, Surgery, Critical Care, Hand Therapy and Urgent Care.

The Integrated Stroke Therapy Service works across the Acute Stroke Team on B2 at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital, Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation Team on Marsden Ward at Pendle Community Hospital, and the Community Stroke Team which covers the East Lancashire locality.

The Neurorehabilitation Service is a specialised interdisciplinary pathway for patients with disabling neurological conditions.

We are an integrated service with inpatient beds at the Rakehead Rehabilitation Centre (Burnley General Teaching Hospital) along with a community rehabilitation service covering the Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire commissioning areas.

Community Rehabilitation service for adults over the age of 18 who would struggle to access outpatient appointments or where home is the most appropriate place for their assessment.

It is a community rehabilitation service including physiotherapists, occupational therapists and Assistant Practitioners working together with the therapy assistants.

Neurorehabilitation Online (NROL) is a specialist interdisciplinary treatment option for patients currently receiving therapy from the Stroke or Neuro Rehab teams.

All therapy is provided online using Microsoft Teams to deliver a mix of cognitive, communication and physical therapy virtually via video call.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a method of assessing, diagnosing and treating physical problems affecting daily life.

These problems include loss of mobility, falls, pain and loss of function in joints, muscles, breathing and the nervous system.

Physiotherapy uses a range of treatment techniques, aiming to assist recovery and promote independence and self-management.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy provides services to people whose ability to function in daily life has been disrupted due to physical illness , injury, developmental problems, the ageing

process or mental health. Our aim is to help you gain and retain the ability to manage activities which have value, meaning and importance in your life.