Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a clinical specialty that can help to restore/maintain function and movement when someone is affected by illness, injury or disability.

Physiotherapy takes a holistic approach and involves the patient directly in their own care by using self-management strategies and a range of evidence based interventions.

Some of the main approaches our physiotherapists use include:

  • Education and physical activity advice – physiotherapists can give advice about specific conditions and activity such as posture correction and correct lifting or carrying techniques to help prevent injuries. They can also provide some advice on how to manage conditions that cannot be “cured” e.g. arthritis
  • Tailored exercise advice – exercises may be recommended to improve general health and mobility, and to strengthen specific parts of the body. These will often be specific to the patient’s problem and tailored to them as an individual
  • Gym Classes – tailored evidence-based exercise programmes for certain conditions and for individual problems
  • Manual therapy – where the physiotherapist uses their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the body or to facilitate a more normal movement
  • Acupuncture – sometimes a physiotherapist may suggest acupuncture as an adjunct to treatment to help manage pain while trying to address the underlying issue
  • Hydrotherapy – exercises carried out in water tailored to a specific problem.

Physiotherapy Outpatient department locations

Amberstone Hospital
Carters Corner, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 4HU

Bexhill Hospital
Holliers Hill, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2DZ

Conquest Hospital
The Ridge, St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7RD

Crowborough Memorial Hospital
Southview Close, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1HB

Eastbourne District General Hospital
Kings Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UD

Lewes Victoria Hospital
Michael Hillman Centre, Nevill Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1PE

Newhaven Polyclinic
Church Hill, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9HH

Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital
Peasmarsh Road, Rye Foreign, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7UD

Station Plaza Health Centre
Station Approach, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1BA

Uckfield Community Hospital
Framfield Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5AW

Patient information leaflets

Women and Men’s Health Physiotherapy Clinics

Conquest Hospital
Area B1, The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7RD

Eastbourne District General Hospital
Area D, Kings Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UD

Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital
Peasmarsh Road, Rye Foreign, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7UD

Uckfield Community Hospital
Framfield Road, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5AW

Patient information leaflets

Patient support

Physiotherapy Central Booking Office
(01323) 414936
The phone lines are open Monday to Friday – 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Patients can also contact the service by
Email: esht.outpatientphysiotherapy@nhs.net