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Community &

Home Visits

specialising in orthopaedic treatment at home

Our specialist orthopaedic practitioner who carries out visits in your own home, or nursing home, at times that suit you.  Therefore providing expert treatment in comfortable, safe and familiar surroundings.

Our approach to Home Visits

Our approach to treating these conditions would be via a combination of exercise prescription to restore movement and strength alongside functional rehabilitation and gait re-education.

We ensure all treatments are in line with any restrictions set out by the consultant but strive to maintain as much function and progress as able during any periods of restriction.

Through developing a good rapport with clients and understanding their goals, we can provide guidance, support, empowerment and problem solving throughout the recovery process. Being able to see people in their own homes enables a ‘real life’ approach to rehab and enables ongoing recovery at an early stage if getting out of the house is difficult.

We can support the client to gain confidence in returning to their lives post injury such as car access and outdoor mobility. We have experience in working with clients suffering from different stages of dementia and can adapt to make treatment and approaches the most suitable for the individual.

Specialising in:
  • Post joint replacements rehabilitation
    • Total Hip Replacement
    • Total Knee Replacement
  • Post fracture rehabilitation
    • Hip fracture
    • Lower limb fracture
    • Ankle fracture
  • Multiple injuries
  • Post hospital stay deconditioning and mobility rehabilitation

You Ask, We Answer Your Questions

If you have an injury or surgery to a particular area and have lost range of movement, strength or mobility then seeing a Physiotherapist can help to restore these elements. If you are struggling with a particular task at home then it may be more beneficial to see an occupational therapist.  Depending on your situation it may be you need to see both specialisms as they do work side by side in a lot of cases. 

If you are able to get out and access the Physiotherapy centre  Sports injuries and back pain are better suited to being treated at the centre then you will be able to have the full complement of treatments and use of equipment.  Treatment can still be provided at home but there may be limitations to what can be achieved.

There is a wide range of conditions that can be treated both at home and in care homes.  These include:

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total or Partial Knee Replacement
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Post Hip Fracture
  • Post Fracture in a cast or brace
  • Post Fracture after surgery
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Spinal fractures
  • Multiple Fractures
  • Falls
  • Balance issues
  • Mobility issues

If you have any questions regarding your condition then pleaes do not hesitate to contact us on 02392 215 050 or [email protected]

Conditions that require use of certain pieces of equipment – gym, pool, ESWT, etc.

Those who would be unwilling to have a visitor to their home or where a nursing/care home won’t allow another practitioner.

Our initial assessment sessions are 45-60 minutes to allow for a thorough history.

Treatment sessions are 30 minutes but can longer if felt necessary

Your home physiotherapist is able to offer a wide range of treatments to aid with the resolution of your condition.  These treatments can include:

  • Advice
  • Education
  • Hand on therapy
  • Range of movement exercise
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Balance exercises
  • Gait re-education
  • Progression of mobility aid
  • Stairs practise
  • Transfers practise
  • Problem solving of home environment
  • Outdoor mobility
  • Car transfer practise

The range of treatmetns that would be appropriate will be discussed with you at the time of your initial assessment.

Physiotherapy at home is just different to visiting a centre. It would depend on your personal situation and current condition. If you were unable to visit a centre then having physiotherapy at home can help access early rehabilitation and it may be you can then access a centre for ongoing input further into your recovery.

Home physiotherapy is just different to visiting a centre. It depends on your personal situation and current condition but for some people it is definitely better as it means they can actually access Physiotherapy.

We can come to you! Home Physiotherapy can help with a huge variety of problems from post operative rehabilitation to mobility issues. All from the comfort of your own surroundings.

There are several companies offering physiotherapy at home in Portsmouth and Waterlooville.  These include KD Physiotherapy & Portsmouth Physiotherapy at Home, as well as The Physiotherapy Centre.  From our Centre in Widley we have a specialist home and community orthopaedic Physiotherapist who can come and assess you at home. Specialising in post joint replacement, post fracture rehabilitation and improving mobility, you can have individualised treatment and support to achieve your goals.

Simly put, yes!  You may find you are not as mobile as you would like to be following your stay in hospital. Help from a Physiotherapist to restore your strength and fitness can guide you quickly and successfully back to your daily routine and hobbies.

Post surgery physiotherapy provided in the NHS, and private hospitals such as The Spire, is limited to the resources that they have to hand.  The limitations that the NHS physiotherapists, and private hospital physiotherapists, have are that they are trying to free up bed space for the next surgery candidate.  However, private physiotherapy outside of the hosptial setting is more concerned about ensuring you are able to get to the goals that you wanted from your surgery.

If you are unsure what you should or shouldn’t be doing, are having difficulties with tasks or mobility, then Physiotherapy could well help.

Contact us to arrange your assessment so we can work with you to get to where you want to be.

Both private and NHS community physiotherapists will be working with you towards your goals.  The key advantages with a private service is that the waiting times are much less, so you will be seen quickly, the number of sessions are not limited and can be more flexible to suit all your needs and requirements.

This will vary depending on your level of activity prior to surgery. It is vital to get the right support and guidance in the early stages to gain as much movement, strength and mobility as you can.

After knee/hip replacement you are likely to need 6+ sessions. At the Physiotherapy Centre, Widley, we have specialist rehabilitation packages for those recovering from total hip replacement and total knee replacements providing;

  • 1:1 rehabilitation in our on site gym,
  • hands on treatment,
  • accelerated healing with the use of EMTT (Extracorporeal MagnetoTransduction Therapy,
  • hydrotherapy and
  • gym membership.

Resources within the NHS are stretched, you may receive some therapy in hospital to help you get home.

Waits for community physiotherapy are generally long if you cannot access a clinic, and that will slow your recovery. Getting the right input and advice early will help a successful recovery.

The NHS provide a “free” service, but this is very limited in how many sessions you can have, as well as sometimes being a long wait time.

There are several private clinics offering home and community physiotherapy.  The prices can range from £60 upto around £120 for this service.

Our costs are currenlty £95 for initial consultations and £99 for treatment sessions – these prices include travel costs (within a reasonable distance).  Our costs are higher than some other private providers as we aim to include everything where possible within this price, so there are no hidden extras (such as milage and travel time).  You can also be assured that you are being treated by a highly experienced orthopaedic specialist physiotherapist … Laura.  She has successfully treated many people following surgery as well as long hospital stays.

Discounts are available if it is appropriate for you to have multiple sessions.  Laura will discuss this with your during your initial assessment.

Yes, at The Physiotherapy Centre, Widley, we have a community physiotherapist – Laura – who can come and see you at your home or care home.

Most care homes, and nursing homes, are very happy for physiotherapists to carry out treatment at the homes.  This can reduce some of the strain on their very busy staff.

There are several clinics in Portsmouth that provide community physiotherapy, including KD Physiotherapy and Portsmouth Physiotherapy at Home.  The Physiotherapy Centre, Widley has a specialist home and community Physiotherapist who can come and assess you at home. Laura specialises in post joint replacement, post fracture rehabilitation and improving mobility, you can have individualised treatment and support to achieve your goals.

A major advantage that Teh Physiotherapy Centre has over other local providers is the option to continue treatment, perhaps with more options, including

  • hydrotherapy
  • shockwave therapy

No other clinics in and around Portsmouth or Waterlooville can provide hydrotherapy and the shockwave therapy that we can.

The Physiotherapy Centre, Widley has a home and community Physiotherapist who can come and assess you, or a relative, at home. You can call us on 02392 215 050 or email [email protected] to discuss your situation and book a consultation. 

If you would be exhausted travelling to a clinic setting then you would definitely get more from your physiotherapy at home.

If you have had physiotherapy at home before and have further goals to work towards then please contact us at The Physiotherapy Centre, Widley on  02392 215 050 or email [email protected] to discuss your situation and book a consultation. 

Yes, Physiotherapy at home can be very successful in helping you achieve your goals especially if you are unable to get out to a clinic or need to be in familiar surroundings.

Generally sessions once a week to begin with would be most effective, that way your Physiotherapist can monitor your progress.

You may be given exercises to do independently during the rest of the week.  As time progresses or depending on your condition a larger gap might be better to allow time for you to practise exercises and tasks.

Your therapist will guide you and discuss what is best for your individual situation.

It may be that once you start on your rehabilitation journey and can get out of the house that your rehabilitation may be more suitable to continue in the clinic. Your therapist will guide you.

As long as you have goals to be working on then Physiotherapy can continue to support you. 

If you have reached a point when you are better or able to self manage.  Your therapist will be able to support you with this decision.

On the rare occasions that Physiotherapy is unable to help, your therapist will point you in the direction of another health professional or arrange for private scans.

You should notice an improvement in your symptoms, feel stronger, be able to move more, and be able to walk more after Physiotherapy depending on your initial condition.

Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.

Occupational Therapy aims to improve your ability to do everyday tasks if you are having difficulty. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages and can look at all aspects of daily life in your home, school or workplace. They look at activities you find difficult and see if there’s another way you can do them. They can provide equipment to support you with this.

Within the NHS, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists work closely together, however private OTs are not very common place.  Therefore your physiotherapist will do what they can to help and advise on some areas that an OT would normally help with.

If you have an injury or surgery to a particular area and have lost range of movement, strength or mobility then seeing a Physiotherapist can help to restore these elements. If you are struggling with a particular task at home then it may be more beneficial to see an occupational therapist.

Depending on your situation it may be you need to see both specialisms as they do work side by side in a lot of cases. 

Yes, you can find your local private occupational therapist on the Royal College of Occupational Therapists website; www.rcotss-ip.org.uk/find.  Searching via the RCOT website you be assured that they have all the professional registrations and requirements.

Yes, GP’s should be able to refer you to the NHS community therapy team in your local area.  However, you may need to wait a considerable time before they can come to see you.

If you want to be seen more quickly, you can refer yourself to a private community physiotherapist such as The Physiotherapy Centre – or one of the other home physiotherapy clinics in Hampshire or Sussex.

Physiotherapists cannot fix a fracture, you will need to be seen by a doctor and have x-rays.  They will then decide if you need to have surgery or if the fracture can be managed non-operatively.  

If the fracture is small, in good alignment and is likely to heal on its own, the doctors will advise you if you can walk fully on it and then Physiotherapy can help to rehabilitate you. 

If you require surgery, Physiotherapy will be important both, in the initial stages in hospital and also once you are home to help with your rehabilitation and recovery.

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Sue Wooster

Lead Receptionist

Susan (Sue), Receptionist; welcomes clients and co-ordinates appointments.

Sue has been with The Physiotherapy Centre team for a year now, previously 14 years with Portsmouth City Council as Business Support Officer.

In her spare time Sue loves to walk and has completed marathons: Moonlight Walk and Blenheim Palace, Abseiled Spinnaker Tower and did a Tandem 10,000 ft parachute jump; all for good causes.

She works on the adage ‘use it or lose it’ when it comes to physical health.

Every day is different, and meeting so many people and sharing their experiences is a privilege and inspiration.

Prof. Elizabeth Barley


I am a Health Psychologist, Practitioner Psychologist and Registered General Nurse, working in private practice. I am a trained listener, therapist, mindfulness teacher and mentor.

I am a specialist in:

  • Helping people to cope with anxiety, depression, illness and with other life stresses.
  • Helping people to make lasting lifestyle changes.
  • Helping people to live well with illness.

I can help you to:

  • manage troublesome emotions such as depression, anxiety or stress
  • explore the emotional impact of life changes such as illness, disability or loss
  • cope with difficult symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, breathlessness, palpitations, menopause
  • adjust to living with illness, including cancer, long term conditions or health conditions without a clear medical diagnosis
  • make, and stick with, healthy life choices such as eating healthily, exercising and reducing alcohol intake
  • manage your time, work or studies better
  • explore what matters and how to change things for the better

Jeannette Small

MSK & Adolescent Practitioner

Jeannette graduated from Brunel University in 2003. She worked in the NHS for nearly 20 years before joining the team at The Physiotherapy Centre in January 2023. She has experience of assessing and treating a wide variety of MSK conditions in both adults and adolescents (12-18 year olds). She is a member of The Health and Care Professions Council (PH64711), The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (069415).

Jeannette was a very keen gymnast growing up, she coached for many years and she still loves to throw herself upside down when she gets the chance. She has had physiotherapy treatment following injuries of her own so is very aware of how debilitating it is physically and mentally. She is very aware that activity in childhood is extremely important to ensure good health into adulthood therefore Jeannette is passionate about supporting and guiding her patients back to activity in the safest way possible.

Jeannette has 2 young children so when she’s not working most of her time is spent running around after them. She loves to spend her time with family and friends and she is willing to try her hand at any activities.

Laura Holdway

Community & Home Practitioner

Laura, Community and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist, visits clients in their homes to provide rehabilitation at an early stage and specialises in treating Orthopaedic conditions.

Laura, who graduated from the University of Brighton in 2006, is delighted to return to The Physiotherapy Centre after spending the past 15 years within NHS acute hospitals. Prior to this current role, Laura was a Trauma and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Team Leader managing a team of 12 people and leading with trauma management for the Trust.

Laura has a long-standing interest in the rehabilitation of those who have suffered a fractured hip as this type of debilitating injury can have such a negative effect on individuals’ lives. She enjoys the challenge of ensuring each client can achieve their optimal outcome and empowering them to take control over their recovery.

Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her family; playing games, baking and going for walks with their cocker spaniel, Teddy. She likes to keep herself fit with different exercise classes and enjoys gardening to relax.

Cameron Hawley

Sports Therapist

Cameron, Sports Therapist, works with injury diagnosis, management and rehabilitation, with sport and non sports based injuries.  Cameron has only just started working with us, before joining us he worked in multiple private clinics, and working as a massage therapist most recently. Alongside this Cameron spent time in the NHS working at Petersfield community Hospital.

Cameron graduated from the University of Chichester with a BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy, outside of sports therapy Cameron volunteered in the NHS as a non clinical vaccinator and helped with providing covid vaccinations.

Cameron is a keen sports player, playing football in his spare time on the weekend along with other sports like tennis and occasionally golf, alongside training regularly Cam understands the injuries that occur with an active lifestyle and understands how to work around and with these injuries.

Cameron believes in working to make a client happy and healthy within their body and helping teach to develop an understanding of their body and help develop confidence and knowledge to go about life without fear of injury or settling for pain.

hannah gray

Practice Manager

Hannah oversees the day to day running of the Practice with the help of the amazing admin team.

Hannah has been with the company for 7 months and prior to this she spent 5 year as a practice manager in the dental industry. Hannah has completed various courses in customer service and administration and is keen on streamlining business processes.

In Hannah’s spare time she is a Mother of 4 Children and loves days out and trips away with the family.

Hannah enjoys seeing the clients make progress in the centre and believes this is all down to the fantastic therapists we have who put their heart and soul into giving the best possible care.

Patrick sanford

Marketing & Sales Director

Patrick handles all the pretty stuff and things that make people notice us.  He has been with the company for around 10 years now. Prior to that, he spent 20 years as marketing manager at a bakery in Brighton – not putting the holes in the doughnuts! 

To his great surprise Patrick graduated from Luton University with a B.A. in Business & Marketing.  In his spare time, Patrick is a keen mountain biker and enjoys listening to great music (so he says).  He believes that challenges make life interesting, but overcoming those challenges makes life meaningful.

As a final word, Patrick is obsessed with ensuring that all our awesome clients receive the highest level of service and care and safest possible environment.