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Community Rehabilitation

We are a team of allied health professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and therapy assistants who provide rehabilitation in your own home.

We work to improve function, mobility and to help patients regain confidence after accidents or illnesses.

We aim to enable patients to become as independent as possible after an illness or accident. We can help if you have had a recent fall or other type of accident; we also provide a programme of rehabilitation if a patient has had a stroke or has a neurological condition.

We work closely with patients, their families and carers and can provide treatment, advice and education for a wide range of conditions. Our team includes occupational therapists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation nurses and therapy assistants.

We will refer you to the appropriate service if your needs are urgent or can’t be met by our team.

Surrey Community Rehabilitation Service (West) is based at Camberley Health Centre and covers the areas of Surrey Heath and Farnham.

Your appointments

Please note that as we are a community team most appointments are offered within the home.

Depending on your needs, what happens in appointments may vary. In your first appointment we will discuss the goals you wish to achieve and a plan of treatment and management will be decided. From here, your clinician will give you a better idea of what will happen in further appointments.

The length of your appointment will vary. The initial assessment may take up to one hour but follow-up appointments will be approximately 30 minutes.

More information about Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists assist people of all ages to achieve health and life satisfaction by improving their ability to carry out activities that they need or choose to do in their daily lives.

This will be different for everyone, it could be simple daily activities that many of us take for granted such as brushing our teeth or more complex activities such as managing a busy household or returning to work.

For example an Occupational Therapist can help someone to learn new ways of managing his/her personal care after a stroke.

Occupational Therapy intervention is a process of collaboration and negotiation between the therapist, client and carer. We take a problem solving approach to help the client to identify his/her problems and /or goals and find effective ways of dealing with them.

Examples of Occupational therapy intervention within the Community rehab team include:

  • Providing a cognitive rehabilitation programme for clients following a brain injury or stroke.
  • Working with clients with life-limiting conditions to help maintain their independence and improve their quality of life.
  • Working with older people with complex issues e.g: poor memory, falls and balance problems which limit their independence and reduces their confidence.
  • Providing self help strategies for clients with long term conditions to help manage fatigue or pain which limits their day to day activity.
  • Advice on alternative techniques or equipment that will increase independence to a client with a long term condition.
  • Self management skills including Vocational rehabilitation / fatigue management / relaxation techniques
  • Education and advice for you and your family/carer to understand how to best manage your condition
  • Assessment and possible loan / provision of NHS equipment / splints (dependant on need)

More information about Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, ageing, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice in order to help someone restore or maximise function and improve quality of life.

Physiotherapy takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and well being, considering all factors that may effect rehabilitation and often works alongside other health professionals.

At the core is the clients’ involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their own treatment.

Physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to manage a range of conditions such as:

  • Neuro-musculoskeletal e.g. back pain, arthritis
  • Orthopaedic e.g. joint replacements
  • Difficulties associated with older age e.g. Falls, reduced balance / mobility
  • Neurological conditions e.g. stroke, MS, Parkinson’s disease

Some examples of intervention may include:

  • Comprehensive assessment to help identify your problems / goals
  • Personalised rehabilitation programme in your own home or local environment, to be completed on your own or with support from your carers, family or friends.
  • Pain management advice
  • Referral to other appropriate services
  • Practice mobility/ functional tasks
  • Assessments and possible loan /provision of NHS equipment (dependant on need)