Physiotherapy &
Occupational Therapy

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy are offered across the Finchley and Winchmore Hill sites and provide services in:

The Inpatient Unit

Health & Wellbeing Service (Outpatients)

The Community in the Boroughs of Barnet and Enfield, visiting you in your own home

Main aims

Rehabilitation, Self-Management, Symptom Management & Wellbeing are our main focal points.

We aim to assist people to:

  • Maintain their independence
  • Maximise quality of life
  • Work towards their personal goals
  • Manage their symptoms & the effects of different treatments

After an initial assessment, patients can be signposted to access the right service to help them. This may be in the form of further one to one sessions or group invitation.                        

Our services can help with:

Managing Breathlessness;

This can include individual assessment of breathlessness and its impact, development of a tailored management programme. We run a course on breathlessness and fatigue management every 3-4 months.

To find out more about managing breathlessness, have a look at these helpful videos from St Christopher’s Hospice.  

Managing Fatigue;

This can include one to one assessment to establish impact and intensity of fatigue, the therapist can then work with the individual and their family to develop a fatigue management programme. In addition there is the breathlessness and fatigue management group we run every 3-4 months.


Relaxation can be a useful component in managing a range of symptoms; breathlessness, fatigue, pain, anxiety and low mood. It can also be a positive strategy in maintaining good mental health. We can teach relaxation techniques in one to one sessions and also run a relaxation course every 3-4 months. 

Pain management;

This can include advice and strategies to support managing pain alongside the use of pain medication.


This will include a mobility & or balance assessment with a subsequent tailored management plan, specific to your needs.

Falls Management;

The following slides are designed to give people advice on how to reduce risk of falls. We run a group every 3 – 4 months on falls education & prevention.

Living with purpose;

This is a programme comprising of 3 half-day workshops to support people who are struggling with a loss of identity, change in role or loss of previous routines. It provides a safe space for people to reflect and start to rebuild self-esteem, confidence and a gain a renewed sense of purpose and meaning.

Functional activities of daily living;

This involves one to one assessment of an individuals needs to develop person centred goals. We aim to enable people to function at an optimal level despite barriers. Assessment often happens at home and we can look at what can be modified or adapted to make things easier.

Vocational Rehab;

This is one to one support, to enable individuals to overcome barriers to accessing, maintaining or returning to employment or other occupation.

Prehabilitation & Rehabilitation;

This means enhancing general health & wellbeing, before treatments which can help to optimise tolerance and recovery.

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