As part of your treatment and recovery you may be referred to a physiotherapist. They are part of the Allied Health Professions at Sussex Partnership.

Physiotherapists promote and restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. We take a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing to prevent disease, minimise the effects of long-term conditions and disability and improve quality of life, for example:

  • Improve respiratory health and reduce chest infections
  • Reduce and manage pain
  • Improve mobility, stability, strength and balance
  • Improve stamina, fitness and ability to take part in physical activity
  • Protect body shape and help to manage complex physical disability

This is done in partnership with the person and their support network, by informing, empowering and enabling participation in their care and treatment.

All our physiotherapists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) across most services at Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust. All referrals go directly to the multi-disciplinary team and physiotherapists get allocated on referral. Please use this link for contact information regarding a referral - Referrals

Allied Health Professions (AHPs) at Sussex Partnership are a diverse group of clinicians who have a central role in the services we provide. They are highly specialised and trained to provide treatments for people of all ages in different settings - home, community and hospital.

They work to improve health and wellbeing, enabling people to be as independent as possible and to live full, active and healthy lives.

AHPs are the third largest workforce in England. There are over 400 allied health professionals at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, working across seven of the 14

AHP professions, which include:

  • Art therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and language therapists