Therapy Services

Community Adult Domiciliary Physiotherapy

The Newcastle Domiciliary Physiotherapy Service is a uni-disciplinary, city wide service that provides therapeutic assessment, management and treatment for people over the age of 18 years of age, living in Newcastle.

People that are most appropriately treated in their own home are referred to the service, due to their problems being intrinsically linked with the home environment and travel to and from the hospital negating any benefits obtained.

Main conditions referred to our team

The majority of our clients are elderly and many have multiple, complex pathologies requiring an holistic/eclectic approach.

The main conditions we see are related to:

  • elderly mobility and falls
  • musculoskeletal conditions
  • respiratory conditions including COPD
  • neurological conditions and
  • palliative care.

Range of services provided

Our broad range of clinical skills allows us to offer acupuncture, manual therapy, electrotherapy, home exercise, programmes, pulmonary rehabilitation and equipment provision, in order to maximise independence in the home.

We also have close links to other associated services that sometimes involves collaborative working, or, may require a referral to another team.

Accessing the service

Patients can refer themselves via Social Care Direct, on telephone number:  0191 2788377, or alternatively, referrals are accepted from GP / District Nurse via the Community Response & Rehabilitation Team (CRRT), on 0191 2777034. 
  
Core Hours: Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Key Contact:

Kate Lord-Castle, Physiotherapy Team Leader
The Kenton Centre, Hillsview Avenue, Kenton,
Newcastle upon Tyne.  NE3 3QJ.

Tel: (0191) 2823593

E-mail: kate.lord-castle@nuth.nhs.uk


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