We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
The Integrated Therapy Service is locality based working closely with GP practices and community nursing teams.
The integrated therapy teams are health care professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and dietitians.
The aim of the service is to offer advice and techniques to enable you to manage your condition; to help prevent un-necessary hospital admission and to support early safe discharge.
We offer a comprehensive assessment so your needs can be identified. You and your Therapist will then set goals to structure the therapy involvement. These goals will be reviewed regularly.
We can help you consider the risks and benefits in any treatment options we suggest and lifestyle choices you make. Together, we can work towards you achieving a more independent and fulfilling life.
Assessments and treatment are carried out in various settings, including:
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.
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.
Speech and Language Therapy provides assessment, advice and therapy for people with difficulties in the following areas:
Dietitians work with people who are unable to eat and drink as much as they need, because of the kind of illness they have.
Blackburn with Darwen Community Physiotherapy telephone number: 01254 734237
Community Physiotherapy is available Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm excluding Bank Holidays
In Blackburn with Darwen there is a Rapid Assessment Team working in the community who provide physiotherapy as part of their multidisciplinary team. Blackburn with Darwen Rapid Assessment Team (RATS) is available daily 8am – 8pm including Bank Holidays.
Blackburn with Darwen Rapid Assessment Team (RATS) via Community Rehabilitation Services Tel: 01254 584539
Please ring Social Services Occupational Therapy (Independent Living Service) on 01254 587 547