The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Physiotherapy


The physiotherapy team will assess your arm and discuss with you your individual goals. Providing information on your injury, treatment and the rehabilitation process is an important part of the therapy sessions. We will use a combination of exercises to maintain your joint movement and to strengthen your muscles. We will instruct you in how to perform these exercises as part of a home exercise regimen.

You will be continually monitored either in the consultant out-patient clinics or with regular physiotherapy appointments. As your nerves recover and we see muscle activity then we will develop exercise programmes to strengthen these areas. This may include sessions in water in our hydrotherapy pool.

The overall aim at all stages is to help you with your recovery and to improve the movement, strength and function of your arm based on your individual goals.