Physiotherapy helps to restore, maintain and slow down the deterioration of movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
Working with inpatients and the day patients of our Wellbeing Centre, our hospice physiotherapists and therapy assistant will facilitate a combination of face-face, telephone and online therapy sessions in either a one-to-one or group setting.
Some of the practical advice has been recorded and in the current circumstances people can choose to view this in their own home.
To enable people, as far as possible, to participate in the things they value the most, the physio team helps with,
- Mobility issues to optimise independence or adapt to new levels of functioning.
- Advice for the management of pain and breathlessness.
- Practical Support for managing debilitating symptoms.
- Chair exercises
- Acupuncture / acupressure
- Personalised exercise programmes
Meet the Team
Elizabeth Smith : PFSS Manager - Therapy Lead
Elizabeth joined the hospice as a physiotherapist in 2010.
She is now Patient and Family Support Services Manager – Therapy Lead, providing management in our Patient and Family Support services team and working with Inpatients and day patients in our Wellbeing Centre.
Miriam Lemon : Physiotherapist
Miriam is a physiotherapist having graduated in 2002 from Keele University.
In 2019 Miriam spearheaded a research initiative at the hospice investigating the acupuncture on symptom control in palliative care, showcased at the Hospice UK conference.
Miriam continues to promote health and wellbeing, with particular interest in non-pharmacological symptom management.
Tracy Davis : Therapy Assistant
Tracy works across physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
She’s a hospice stalwart having worked here since the year 2000, initially working as a health care assistant on the Inpatient ward.
Her natural empathy, experience and warm personality leave all the patients she works with feeling immediately at ease.