If you need to see a physiotherapist, you do not need to see a doctor first. You can self- refer to either the Royal United Hospital or St Martin's Hospital (depending on your postcode) by filling in a referral form (download here).
If you live in the BA1 area, please return the completed form to the Physiotherapy Department at the Royal United Hospital. If you live outside the BA1 area please post the form to: The Physiotherapy Appointments Team at Keynsham Health Centre.
Alternately, the surgery has an in-house physiotherapist, Anette Smidt, who runs clinics on Fridays. If you would like to book an appointment to see her please self-refer by calling reception on 01225 425807.
Please be aware that appointments are limited however, and there can be a waiting list to be seen.
Occupational therapy aims to promote independence amongst people who may be recovering from illness, are temporarily disabled, recovering from an accident or learning to adapt to a permanent disability.
The occupational therapist will visit you in your own home to assess your individual problems and give advice, information and practical solutions (such as small aids or equipment), to help you to cope with everyday tasks (for instance, getting washed and dressed or getting in and out of bed).
Our therapists are at the surgery every Thursday and appointments are pre-booked. Referrals are made via your GP, the district or practice nurses, or health visitors. You will usually be contacted by the occupational therapy team within two weeks of referral in order to arrange a time and date for a home visit.