Enabling patients to maintain their independence, promote quality of life, as well as adapting to changes.

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services at ACCORD

The team enables patients to maintain their independence, promote quality of life, as well as acknowledging and adapting to changes within their condition. This service is provided within our Inpatient Unit, Community Hub, and outreaching into our community.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy helps patients to maintain their independence and maximise their functional potential.  This is tailored to an individual’s needs and goals and may involve advice for and management of:

  • Breathlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Mobility problems
  • Pain
  • Joint stiffness and muscle weakness
  • Swelling
  • Falls prevention
  • Relaxation techniques


Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps individuals to look at priorities in all aspects of their daily occupation and routines, in particular:

  • Maximising independence, safety and support to be at home through the provision of equipment and advice
  • Discussion on the management of fatigue and anxiety
  • Embracing ‘what matters to you’ in terms of quality of life through engagement and discussion on meaningful activities
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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 3.30pm 

If you would like more information on physiotherapy at ACCORD please download our leaflet below

Ailsa Currie

Ailsa Currie

Physiotherapist

Shona Crain

Shona Crain

Technical Instructor

Ishbel Murdoch

Ishbel Murdoch

Occupational Therapist

Amy Crawford

Amy Crawford

Community Outreach Facilitator

Ailsa Currie - Physiotherapist

Shona Crain - Technical Instructor

Ishbel Murdoch - Occupational Therapist

Amy Crawford - Community Outreach Facilitator

Ailsa Currie

Ailsa Currie

Physiotherapist

Ailsa Currie - Physiotherapist

Shona Crain

Shona Crain

Technical Instructor

Shona Crain - Technical Instructor

Ishbel Murdoch

Ishbel Murdoch

Occupational Therapist

Ishbel Murdoch - Occupational Therapist

Amy Crawford

Amy Crawford

Community Outreach Facilitator

Amy Crawford - Community Outreach Facilitator

Access to Services

The team receive internal referrals from our Multi-disciplinary Team in relation to existing ACCORD patients.

External referrals that come via General Practitioners, Hospital Consultants, Clinical Nurse Specialists and District Nurses are presented to our morning 'Huddle' meeting.

At this point the MDT determine the most appropriate course of action to ensure patients receive the right care at the right time.

Physiotherapy

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am to 3.30pm

Occupational Therapy

Wednesday and Thursday from 8.30am - 4.30pm

Technical Instructor

Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm

''Would highly recommend physiotherapy classes - they are amazing at making you feel comfortable and I felt the exercises were very beneficial.”

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Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Team FAQ's

Below you will find some frequently asked questions about our Rehab Team

Do I need to pay for any equipment needed
No, you do not need to pay for any equipment deemed necessary for your safety, function and quality of life.  This is delivered to you by a company called ‘EquipU’, at a time arranged which is suitable to you. In some local authorities a charge is made for an ‘Alert Alarm‘ falls system, but this would be discussed in advance of arranging.
Do you provide wheelchairs
If you require a wheelchair, a member of the team will order this through a company called ‘Westmarc wheelchair services’ at no cost to you. If your need, though, is urgent, Red Cross do provide a short term loan service for a charge, only until your own wheelchair arrives. Their number is 0141 891 4000.
How do I get referred

The team receive internal referrals from our Multi-disciplinary Team in relation to existing ACCORD patients.

External referrals that come via General Practitioners, Hospital Consultants, Clinical Nurse Specialists and District Nurses are presented to our morning 'Huddle' meeting.

At this point the MDT determine the most appropriate course of action to ensure patients receive the right care at the right time.

What will happen at my appointment/visit
The physiotherapist, occupational therapist or both if necessary, will ask you what you feel your main issues are, in order that this can be prioritized. If you are able on the day, we will assess your function, for example, strength, balance, moving around and carrying out tasks in your home to identify what may be of use to you.
Will the therapist be aware of my condition
Yes, a referral to PT or OT will be discussed with you and only be made with your consent. The PT/OT will then know of your condition and your limitations
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