Head and Neck - Therapy services

Within our head and neck service we have specialist physiotherapists and occupational therapists who work alongside a highly skilled multidisciplinary team to provide a high standard of care.

Our roles include:

  • Pre-operative assessment – including advice and education in preparation for surgery.
  • Breathing exercises and chest clearance techniques following surgery.
  • Early mobility assessments and provision of walking aids.
  • Provision of shoulder and neck exercises to maintain/improve range of movement and muscle strength.
  • Exercise promotion following surgery.
  • Splinting for protection.
  • Activities of daily living assessment to facilitate a safe and timely discharge.
  • Referral to appropriate outpatient services as required on discharge.

You may find the websites below helpful and informative;

www.macmillan.org.uk

www.theswallows.org.uk