Who can use this service? Patients in Herts or Bucks* with life-limiting conditions
When is this service available? By appointment
Where is the care provided? At our Grove House day centre in St Albans
About our Physiotherapy services
Using targeted exercises and specialist skills and equipment, physiotherapy can help you stay as active and independent as possible.
Our physiotherapist can provide practical advice and support to help you manage your physical wellbeing. First, you’ll have an individual assessment. Our physiotherapist will then draw up a treatment plan based on your needs. After that, you’ll have appointments at our Grove House Day Services centre or, if you live in our Hertfordshire catchment area, we can sometimes visit in your own home.
While we welcome our Buckinghamshire patients for this service, we appreciate many may find it too far to travel. In this case, we can recommend physiotherapy services closer to home (and still provide support through our community-based services, such as Family Support).
- meet with a specialist physiotherapist to have your needs assessed
- get a personal treatment plan to help you achieve your goals, stay as active, and live as independently as possible
- access one-to-one physio appointments at Grove House (with transport if needed) or, in some circumstances, in your own home
- learn exercises you can do yourself to maintain mobility
- get any specialist equipment you need to make life easier
This service is intended for anyone in Herts or Bucks with a life-changing or life-limiting illness. Patients new to Rennie Grove Peace need to complete an initial assessment with our day services nurse before accessing our day services. See ‘How do I access this service?’ below for more information.
People living in Bucks are welcome to use this service also, but may find the distance too far to travel. If so, we can recommend similar day services nearer to the home, and still support in other ways through our community-based services, such as Family Support.
Like all Rennie Grove Peace services, our physiotherapy support is completely free of charge. It’s not means tested and there’s no cost to patients or their families.
We can deliver the services thanks to the generosity of the local community. In short, donations, charity shop income and fundraising events cover two thirds of our running costs. If you would like to make a donation, please click on the link below.
Those already registered as a patient with our Grove House Day Services can simply speak to a nurse or phone 01923 60 60 30 to discuss if physiotherapy would be beneficial.
New patients will need to have an initial assessment prior to accessing day services. This can be arranged by asking your GP to refer you. Please call 01923 60 60 30 if you have any questions or need more information prior to being referred to this service.
To access physiotherapy support at Grove House, patients must first register as a Grove House Day Services patient. Although patients can self-refer, it is more expedient if their GP or consultant makes the referral.
At Rennie Grove Peace, our five service teams work collaboratively to help patients and their families live the best quality life they can. You can learn more about the role each service plays to support adults facing life-changing illness, and their families, here.
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Our occupational therapists help people maintain independence and improve quality of life through cancer and life-limiting illness.
Our complementary therapy team boosts well-being for patients and their carers with massage, reiki, aromatherapy, reflexology, scar therapy and more.