As your illness progresses you may experience changes in your ability to manage everyday activities.

Physiotherapy support is all about helping you to adapt both physically and emotionally to life with a complex or incurable condition.

Physiotherapy aims to improve your quality of life, and with support from your care partner, you can maintain your independence and remain as active as you can, for as long as possible.

Our physiotherapy service promotes both physical and psychological wellbeing and resilience, in circumstances where a sense of control, personal achievement and self-worth can be difficult to maintain.

You'll be assessed by a member of the physiotherapy team who'll partner with you to assess your needs and create a bespoke plan based on your particular symptoms and goals. Our team has a qualified Physiotherapist, who is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and we have a very experienced Physiotherapy Assistant.

We'll focus on the impact of symptoms on your daily life and any difficulties there may be in coming to terms with the changes these symptoms bring. Your symptoms may include; breathlessness, fatigue, anxiety and depression.

Changes in your mobility can have a significant impact on your emotional and psychological well-being, we understand this, and we're here to listen. Your care partner is there for you if you want to talk through any issues that may be causing you to feel stressed or anxious.

We can also give manual handling advice to your carers, should you need this kind of support. 

Your physiotherapy sessions are tailored to your needs, and so where your sessions take place is up to you. 

Our team are fully flexible, we can visit you in your own home, or in your care home or supported accommodation, or you're already visiting us in our day therapy centre, or as an out-patient for other services, we can arrange your sessions to coincide with your visits. 

Our physiotherapy team are based within our Supportive Care Centre at our Compton Hall site, and so if you're staying on our inpatient unit, we can see you during your stay. 

  • The patient’s needs are related to their diagnosis
  • The patient has the cognitive ability to negotiate realistic rehabilitation goals
  • The patient must be able to give consent for the involvement of family/carers
  • The patient is not receiving appropriate service from elsewhere
  • There is time and scope to benefit from intervention

Discharge criteria

  • The patient’s current goals are met
  • There is no further scope to impact on the patient’s needs
  • The patient no longer meets the referral criteria


  • The patient has a new problem which meets the criteria
  • The patient has a functional deterioration with potential to respond to intervention

Starting Physiotherapy

You can be referred directly to our physiotherapy team by any registered health care professional.

You can attend appointments in your own home as an out-patient, you can visit us in our supportive care centre, or, if you are attending as a day care patient, we can arrange an appointment to coincide with your visit.

For more information about how physiotherapy could help you, or to find out if you’re able to access the service, contact us or call 0300 323 0250.

Want to speak to Compton in person, call us 0300 323 0250