The rehabilitation team are a group of multidisciplinary professionals (occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, with rehabilitation technicians and administrators) providing a community rehabilitation service to adults in the Stone and Eccleshall area who suffer from physical conditions which may be acquired, progressive, congenital, or palliative in nature.
The team aims to improve function, independence and promote self-management through therapy programmes and/or equipment provision either in the individual's own home or the gym at Stone Rehabilitation Centre. A domiciliary physiotherapy service in the Stafford area is part of this service.
The service's aim is to:
- enable people to regain and maximise their independence in acts of daily living (ADLs) following a period of illness by;
- graded activity and exercise
- provision of mobility and daily living equipment
- empower people to self manage their long term condition such as Parkinson's disease or MS.
People who receive services from Stone rehabilitation team must meet the following criteria;
- Have a Stone or Eccleshall GP for multidisciplinary team (MDT)
- Have a Stafford and surrounds GP for domiciliary physiotherapy service
- Be aged 16 and above
- Be individuals whose ability to carry out activities of daily living has declined and who would be willing and able to participate in therapeutic activity
The Rehabilitation Unit is a multidisciplinary therapy service working from Sir Robert Peel Hospital in Tamworth and Samuel Johnson Hospital in Lichfield. The service provides assessment and treatment to individuals with complex physical and neurological conditions using an integrated team approach.
The team consists of a range of professionals including occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists who work together to help people reach their goals and maximise independence through specialist advice and support. There are also specialised clinical nurses for Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke who support the person throughout the lifetime of the disability.