Podiatry covers any painful foot condition or mobility problem related to a foot or ankle condition, especially those complicated by conditions such as diabetes or arthritis.
It is possible to refer yourself to the Podiatry service. The link below will take you to the self-referral form and make sure you press submit. This will go to the team who will then get in touch
Podiatry self-referral form
Physiotherapy is used predominantly to help restore movement and function to as near as normal as possible after illness or injury or by development or other disability.
Physiotherapists are autonomous practitioners who work within Gloucestershire Care Services as members of teams with other health and social care professionals.
You can access the service by completing an on-line self referral form here: Physiotherapy self-referral form
Children’s Physiotherapy is a countywide specialist physiotherapy service for children and young people aged 0-16 years (16-19 in full time education), their families and carers, providing physiotherapy in both the hospital and community settings.
The Children and Young People’s Physiotherapy service is provided in a variety of locations and settings. Access to physiotherapy is in the most appropriate setting for their assessment, treatment and ongoing support, enabling them to achieve their outcomes. This may be at a clinic, in a hospital, at a children’s centre, in a mainstream or special school or at home.
Parents, young people and children in Gloucestershire have direct access to the service via Children’s Physiotherapy Direct. A qualified children’s physiotherapist answers all calls and will provide a telephone assessment, advice and onward referral if appropriate. Children’s Physiotherapy Direct is available Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) 9am to 12pm on 0300 421 6980.
Physio Direct - 0300 422 8128
Physio Direct is a telephone service which gives early advice and support for people with back, neck, joint problems, or problems following injuries. The Physiotherapist will discuss appropriate ways of managing conditions which could include:
- Advice and exercises which will be sent in the post or via email
- An appointment for further assessment/treatment as appropriate
For more information, click the following link - Physio Direct Information Leaflet