A rehabilitation service specialising in complex orthopaedic trauma and musculoskeletal injuries


Physiotherapy Service

Re-Enable employ only experienced and skilled Chartered Physiotherapists to deliver a quality service in a warm and friendly environment. We recognise the impact trauma can have on an individual and the need for a biopsychosocial approach to rehabilitation whilst continuing of primary ethos of ‘hands on’ manual therapy. There is a strong emphasis on individualized exercise based functional rehabilitation, using the on-site rehabilitation suite which houses the necessary equipment for cardiovascular, resistance, gait and functional training. We also have adjuncts to the above primary approaches and have up-to-date electrotherapy equipment including shockwave, shortwave and ultrasound and regularly use acupuncture for pain relief. There is access to a hydrotherapy pool locally off-site, with physiotherapist supervised sessions when indicated.

We have a strong in-house education and CPD programme, offering our clinicians opportunities to extend their knowledge and skill set. The research and evidence-based approach to clinical reasoning, along with outcomes measures allows us to validate the effectiveness of intervention.

Occupational Therapy Service

Our Occupational Therapists will assist clients in maintaining or regaining the clients ability to participate in their desired occupations such as activities of daily living, work, educational pursuits, leisure and social participation. They can help overcome various environmental difficulties through assessments offering solutions for adaptive function through comprehensive negotiation with every client when making recommendations about changes to their home. Our Team will whenever possible ensure that the client can practice with a selection of equipment is an integral part of learning and adapting to functional changes ensuring that only the most suitable equipment is provided before sourcing of any small aids and adaptions.

Vocational Services

Occupation plays an important role in an individual’s life. The inability to work, impacts on someone’s financial resources, has a significant impact on our mental health and self-esteem. The ability to return to occupation can also assist in recovery a discovery supported by government-conducted research.

The Occupational Therapy team are experienced in the assessment and treatment of clients who have had orthopaedic injuries that presents the individual with difficulties retaining or returning to employment. Our team offers vocational services aimed at enabling individuals to stay at work return to or get ready for work through:

  • Assessment and advice including delivering FCE’s
  • Both work station assessments or more complex return to work programme and coaching.
  • The design of a bespoke rehabilitation programmes
  • The design of a phased return plan with employers and employees, Occupational Health and Human Resources
  • Recommendations on reasonable adjustments and referral to other agencies
  • Following an assessment, the Re Enable team will provide a detailed report outlining recommendations, work adjustments or how to obtain equipment to safeguard your future employment.

Upper Limb and Hand Therapy

Hand injuries impact on the functional ability to use our hands and our Occupational Therapists will concentrate on meaningful activities with the specific focus on how the individual interacts with their environment.

Our team of hand therapists are experienced in the treatment of injuries and long-term conditions of the hand affecting all aspects of daily life from work, to leisure to self-care. Having an injury to the upper limb and hand can affect an individual both physically and emotionally; our team of therapists are very experienced and are able to assist in maximising independence to achieve the client’s personal goals. Targeted goal-directed programs are tailored to the individual needs of the client.

  • Work related upper limb disorders
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Soft tissue injuries including ligaments and tendons
  • Crush injuries
  • Stiffness following recent injury
  • Swelling
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Nerve injuries
  • Sporting injuries
  • Burns and scar management including scar sensitivity
  • Support post hand surgery
  • Amputations

A Pain Management Approach

Our Re-Enable team know how difficult it can be for people living with long-term pain to take back control of their lives and begin to move forwards. We recognise that each of our clients have a unique set of needs and that there are often numerous challenges to overcome as part of the rehabilitative process. We believe that the best possible outcomes for our clients can only be achieved by ensuring that the needs of the client are at the heart of everything we do. A biopsychosocial framework underlies our multidisciplinary assessments and all aspects of the work we undertake with our clients in order to facilitate a successful rehabilitative experience.

  • A ‘hands-on’ approach, including joint mobilisations/manipulation, massage & soft-tissue mobilisation techniques to reduce stiffness and increase flexibility
  • Tailored, paced and graded exercise programmes that takes into account the abilities of the client, designed to improve health and wellbeing by increasing an individuals posture, flexibility and strength as well as their confidence and knowledge of both their condition and their body
  • Providing comprehensive but ‘easy to understand’ information that empowers the client by helping them to become the ‘expert’ in their condition, allowing them to recognise what they need to do in order to self-manage their condition and achieve their life-goals whilst providing them with the necessary tools and strategies to do so.
  • Psychological-based therapies to address any emotional difficulties that may be having a negative impact on the client’s pain and wellbeing, and therefore impeding their recovery. This may include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness and relaxation
  • Helping the client to develop effective coping strategies to deal with the long-term impact of living with pain e.g. breaking the vicious cycle of under & over activity, dealing with unhelpful thoughts & feelings, flare-up management, effective communication skills, values-based goal setting and maintaining gains.

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