Acute Physiotherapy

Service contact information

Fax: 0151 529 5453

Service detail

The Acute Physiotherapy Team is involved in the assessment and treatment of inpatients following neurosurgery or those diagnosed with a neurological condition.


Acute physiotherapy includes:

  • Post-operative advice/exercises (spinal surgery/acoustic neuroma surgery)
  • Balance re-education
  • Help with patients who have difficulty with walking or getting on/off chair, bed or stairs
  • Muscle strengthening for weakness
  • Problems with co-ordination/control of movement.
  • Commence rehabilitation prior to transfer to rehabilitation units


Physiotherapists are involved in discharge planning:

  • Provide walking aids/equipment and maximising independence
  • Referrals for further therapy as appropriate
  • Work closely with the discharge coordinator
  • Education and advice
  • Home exercise programmes
  • Liaising with other services


Hours of service: 8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday excluding Bank Holidays



Getting here

The Walton Centre - Main Hospital Building

The Walton Centre Main Building

This building hosts many of our in-patient services, including wards and theatres, and some outpatients services.


Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7LJ

Directions and map

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Referral information

Physiotherapy is available to all inpatients at The Walton Centre if they have physiotherapy needs due to their admission. Referrals are made through the nursing and medical staff according to the needs mentioned above. Referrals are received during daily morning handovers from nursing staff Monday to Friday.

Patient leaflets

Neurological Long Term Conditions For Professionals

The Long term condition team consists of five Physiotherapist and four Occupational Therapist, one  Orthoptist.


Page last updated: 24 June 2021