Guernsey Therapy Group Services

SERVICES

At GTG we treat patients of all ages, from babies to older adults, for a wide range of conditions.
Whether you have a sports injury, are recovering from an operation or suffer from a condition that prevents you from fulfilling your daily activities, we will work closely with you to find the best possible way to treat and manage your specific problem.
GTG offer face to face assessments and treatment sessions as well as advice, information and support for anyone who is unsure how physiotherapy may help them.  We also work closely with other service providers and health professionals, and can refer you through the appropriate channels should we feel you may benefit from this.

Facilities

In our large hospital based department and community based clinic we have excellent facilities to allow us to optimise treatments. We operate from purpose built premises which include individual treatment rooms, fully equipped exercise gyms and a hydrotherapy pool on our hospital site, all with onsite parking, including disabled parking.

Locations

GTG is based on three main sites in Guernsey but also operates from other venues within the Island and regularly visits Alderney.

Princess Elizabeth Hospital

The Princess Elizabeth Hospital site includes all inpatient services, outpatient services for some specialities and hydrotherapy. Services in orthopaedics, neurology, respiratory, medical problems, post surgery, general rehabilitation, paediatrics, care of the older adult, balance rehabilitation and management of falls all take place on this site

GTG Clinic

The GTG Clinic is conveniently located in St Martin’s with onsite parking, including disabled parking.

This site offers all services for outpatient musculoskeletal problems and injuries including sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, management of problems caused by arthritis or other joint and muscle conditions including management of pain.

Our Women’s Health services are also based on this site.

Le Rondin School & Centre

The paediatric team maintain close working relations with the wider paediatric healthcare team, working from a combination of the Princess Elizabeth Hospital site and Le Rondin School & Centre, the Islands special education provider and home of the Child Development Centre.

Service Specialities

GTG work in the following areas of healthcare and our specialities include:

  • Adult Learning Disabilities.
  • Dizziness, Balance and Falls.
  • Intensive Care.
  • Medicine.
  • Neurology.
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Orthopaedics.
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinics.
  • Paediatrics.
  • Palliative Care and Oncology.
  • Pain Management.
  • Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Respiratory Medicine.
  • Sports and Exercise Medicine.
  • Surgery.
  • Women’s Health

Private Physiotherapy

GTG welcome both private and self-funding patients.

GTG is recognised by all major health insurers and your insurer can usually be billed directly following your treatment. Health insurance customers will need to provide a policy number and authorisation code prior to any treatment. Information about excess details or treatment limitation details will also need to be provided prior to any treatment.

Book an appointment
Please contact us to book  an appointment. We offer flexible opening hours and appointment times with home visits available.

Patient Services & Common Conditions Physiotherapists can help with
A-Z

Physiotherapists can provide treatment, advice and education on exercise, pain relief and ways to help manage arthritis.  They can help you to improve your joint movement and strengthen your muscles.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.arthritiscare.org.uk
www.arthritisresearchuk.org

Physiotherapists can help you to control your symptoms such as breathlessness, coughing, excess mucus and wheezing.  Specialist respiratory physiotherapists are highly skilled in treating breathing conditions.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.asthma.org.uk
www.brit-thoracic.org.uk

Many people experience back pain in their life, it can be disabling and worrying but in many cases people recover reasonably quickly.
If your back pain does not clear up quickly it is best to seek help. Physiotherapists can provide expert advice, guidance and treatment for back pain.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.csp.org.uk

Physiotherapists can be involved in helping people with all types of cancer at any stage of the disease.  Physiotherapists can support patients with managing pain and help patients with cancer be as active as possible either through advice, support or exercise programmes.  Specialist physiotherapists can help with problems and possible treatment of side effects such as oseteoporosis or lymphodema.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.macmillan.org.uk
www.cancerresearchuk.org
www.csp.org.uk

Physiotherapists play a key role in supporting people with cerebral palsy including children, young people and adults.
Advice, help, treatment and support can be given by physiotherapists who specialise in this condition to help manage and live with the effects of it.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.scope.org.uk

Physiotherapists specialising in respiratory conditions can help to manage breathlessness or clearing phlegm/mucus from your chest by showing you techniques to use, such as positioning or breathing exercises and they can help to give advice on pacing activities. Physiotherapists are a key member of the team who will provide Pulmonary Rehabilitation which has been shown to be extremely effective in managing COPD.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.csp.org.uk
www.blf.org.uk

Pain that persists and turns chronic in nature can be helped by physiotherapists.  Physiotherapists might see you on an individual basis or as part of a specialist chronic pain management clinic or programme.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.painconcern.org.uk
www.britishpainsociety.org

If you are critically ill and admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) a physiotherapist may be involved in your care.  In this setting physiotherapists help with managing muscle weakness, muscle wasting, joint stiffness and joint pain or with breathing difficulties, coughing and prevention of lung infections.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.csp.org.uk
www.ics.ac.uk

Physiotherapists can work with patients with dementia and their families and carers to encourage and promote physical activity and to maintain their mobility and independence for as long as possible.  Patients with dementia can be at high risk of falls and physiotherapists can help with reducing the risk of falls.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.ageuk.org.uk
www.alzheimers.org.uk

Physiotherapists offer comprehensive assessment for balance and vestibular problems such as dizziness, falls, disequilibrium and light-headedness.
The physiotherapists aim to provide rehabilitation and treatment that is specifically targeted to the individual and their problems.
The team are skilled in providing advice and education about dizziness and balance problems and how to best manage them.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.csp.org.uk

Physiotherapists can help reduce the risk of falls by improving balance.  They can also help you to improve the strength of your bones and reduce the risks of injuries if you fall.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.ageuk.org.uk

The medical physiotherapy team work with a wide range of non surgical conditions such as respiratory conditions or multiple problems which can include chest infections, asthma, pneumonia or other chest conditions.  The physiotherapist also reviews the patient holistically and therefore may be involved in helping with any physical problem to optimise their overall health and wellbeing.

You may require treatment, support, education and advice from a physiotherapist following certain types of surgery e.g. after abdominal surgery, breast surgery, colorectal surgery or vascular surgery.

The problems following a head injury can be varied. Physiotherapy can help in the recovery process which in some cases can be for many years after the initial injury or problem occurred. Physiotherapy usually helps to regain as much movement and function in everyday life as possible. It also helps with balance and walking, muscle pain and stiffness, reduced stamina and conditioning.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.headway.org.uk

Hydrotherapy uses the properties of water to treat a variety of conditions and problems in a heated purpose built therapy pool.
Patients can enter the pool via steps or via a hoist if needed. Usually treatment is carried out in the pool for adults on a 1:1 basis.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.pogb.csp.org.uk

Physiotherapy can help you to reduce the effect that MS can have on your life and your general health.  Physiotherapists can work with you on optimising flexibility, strength, fitness, independence and general stamina.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.csp.org.uk
www.mssociety.org.uk
www.mstrust.org.uk

Physiotherapists may give hands on treatment such as manual therapy or acupuncture or give advice on suitable exercises and pain relief.

USEFUL LINKS:
https://www.csp.org.uk/publications/physiotherapy-works-musculoskeletal-disorders-msds

We are an integral part of the team providing comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation programmes to patients with neurological conditions and injuries such as acquired brain injury, stroke and other neurological conditions.
Inpatient rehabilitation can take place on the Intensive Care Unit or the hospital medical and rehabilitation wards.
The team work with the patient and their families to identify goals and outcomes that the patient wants to work towards.  Progress and achievement of the goals and intended outcomes will be closely monitored.

There are many conditions and problems that can be managed by physiotherapists who specialise in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy including sports injuries, trauma e.g. following an accident and common conditions such as arthritis.
If the problem can be managed without surgery your physiotherapist will work with you to design a physiotherapy treatment plan that will help to manage the problems or condition.   The physiotherapists will also work with you following most types of orthopaedic surgery to help strengthen muscles and optimise movement and every day function.
Common problems or conditions include total knee and hip replacement, ligament injuries.

Physiotherapy can play a key role in the treatment and management of Parkinson’s disease.
Support with regular exercise activities and tailored specific exercises are common things that a physiotherapist will do to help manage Parkinson’s disease.

Physiotherapists help people to take part in a physical exercise programme that is specifically designed for people with lung conditions especially those that can give symptoms of breathlessness.

Physiotherapists specialising in this area have specialist skills to treat conditions, illnesses and problems that present symptoms of breathlessness, excessive mucus or wheezing.
These can include bronchitis, asthma and cystic fibrosis.

Physiotherapists often work as part of the team that will help you with the symptoms caused by a Stroke.
Neurophysiotherapy is a specialism of physiotherapy and neurophysiotherapists are trained to understand the impact of changes caused by damage to the brain and nervous system such as in a Stroke.
Often physiotherapists will help with problems with movement, loss or changes in sense of feeling, muscle stiffness or muscle weakness following a Stroke.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.stroke.org.uk

Physiotherapists are often involved in helping people who are recovering following surgery with returning to their usual activities.
Physiotherapists will often assist with breathing exercises, getting up moving and walking following the operation and doing exercises that might help prevent complications following the surgery.

GTG has specialist expertise in providing services in Women’s Health such as problems with the bladder after pregnancy, childbirth or the menopause.
The physiotherapists working in this team have specific skills and experience in helping people to manage conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapses.

USEFUL LINKS:
www.pogp.csp.org.uk
www.incontinence.co.uk

Fees and Payment

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Payment Information

Payment is required at the time of each consultation. GTG accept cash, cheque, debit or credit cards.


Medical Insurance

GTG are recognised by all major insurance companies and we are able to bill some insurance companies directly.  For this we require the following information prior to any treatment:

  • Your medical insurance policy/membership number.
  • Pre-authorisation treatment code.
  • Number of treatments authorised.

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