Occupational therapists help people of all ages to overcome the effects of disability caused by physical or psychological illness or accidents by:

  • Helping patients manage their everyday activities such as personal care, domestic activities, walking, leisure and overall mobility.
  • Planning for hospital discharge and providing support for community living.
  • Providing equipment to improve function.
  • Advising/educating on energy conservation techniques, anxiety management and relaxation.
  • Providing practical support in psychological adjustment caused by illness or accident.
  • Advising/educating on falls prevention.
  • Assessing cognition and perception in relation to functional activities.
  • Supporting and providing advice to carers.

Outpatient and Community services include:

  • Community vascular/amputee outreach community team.
  • Orthopaedic (trauma and elective) out patient service.
  • Community orthopaedic outreach team.
  • Rheumatology/haematology out patient service.
  • Falls service (out patient and community).
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation (hospital programme).
  • Stroke and neurology (out patient and community).
  • Surgical intensive care follow-up service.
  • Cardiac rehabilitation programme.
  • Pre-operative cardiac surgery out patient service.
  • Community discharge and rehabilitation team.


Therapy Services Unit 1
Ground Floor
Burgundy Zone
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Contact Number

Reception:   0161 276 4102