Therapy Services

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy at the STHFT hospital sites work closely together in combined teams and are managed under one organisational structure called Therapy Services. The two professions are each headed by Professional Leads: A Professional Lead for Physiotherapy and a Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy. Services are organised into 4 main clinical 'divisions'

  • Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Out patients

The divisions provide a number of specialised In patient and Out patient services to all patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. They work closely with the Multidisciplinary teams within the admitting directorates and care pathways to which they are linked.

Clinical Specialists lead the following specialised services:


Dementia Care, Long Term Conditions, Acute and Emergency Care, Respiratory Care, Palliative Care and Oncology.


Stroke, Brain Injury, Neuromuscular conditions, Multiple Sclerosis, Cognition, Neurosurgery, Spinal Injuries.


Critical Care, Orthopaedics, Amputees, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgery, Burns and Scar Management, In patient Bracing and Splinting.


Musculoskeletal Conditions, Rheumatology, Chronic Pain, Tempero-mandibular Joint and Facial Conditions, Women's Health, Audio Vestibular Medicine, Lower Limb Reconstruction, Staff Occupational Health Service, Oncology and Palliative Care, Respiratory Conditions, Cystic Fibrosis, Amputees, High risk Cardiology Rehabilitation, Hand Therapy, Out patient Bracing and Splinting


The department has a range of specialised facilities and equipment including dedicated gymnasiums with a comprehensive range of exercise equipment and hydrotherapy pools for individual patients and group activities. We have access to a range of specialised wheelchairs, mobility and balance and therapeutic aids to treat patients with a wide variety of conditions and disabilities.

Hours of operation

Services are provided around core hours of 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. Weekend services are provided by the Orthopaedic, Stroke and Rapid Response Teams. There is an emergency on-call service which operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year for patients who are risk of deteriorating from respiratory complications.

Further information

Patient Information Leaflets

Patient Information Videos

 Rehabilitation in Critical Care study day, Saturday March 10th 2018

A theoretical and practical study day combining the principles of normal movement, exercise physiology and therapeutic handling. The course will include applied physiology and the impact of critical illness and immobility on physical function in Critical Care.

For course details and how to book, click here.

Further information is available here.

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