Your health visitor takes over your care from the midwife. She is fully qualified nurse who has had extra training in caring for people in the community. Her role is to help families, especially those with young children, to keep healthy.
Helen, our regular Health Visitor, provides support from the surgery twice a month.
Every other week, Chris, a physiotherapist from the Yeatman Hospital team visits to provide a clinic.
Physiotherapists are specially trained and regulated professionals who consider the body as a whole, rather than just focusing on the individual aspects of an injury or illness.
Some of the main approaches used by physiotherapists include:
- education and advice – physiotherapists can give general advice about things that can affect your daily lives, such as posture and correct lifting or carrying techniques to help prevent injuries
- movement, tailored exercise and physical activity advice – exercises may be recommended to improve your general health and mobility, and to strengthen specific parts of your body
- manual therapy – where the physiotherapist uses their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the body
Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues.
We are visited every week by Brenda who provides the counselling service.
Sandra, our regular Podiatrist provides a clinic every Thursday. She provides both an NHS and private service.
Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections. They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear. They can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems.
Twice a month Jackie visits to provide a toenail cutting and care service.
Steps 2 Wellbeing
Steps 2 Wellbeing is a service which aims to treat people suffering from mild to moderate anxiety and depression based problems.
Ali, a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, visits us weekly.
Hospital and community midwives have been specially trained to care for mothers and babies throughout pregnancy, labour and birth. Community midwives continue to care for you and your baby for between 10 and 28 days after the birth.
A Midwife visits the surgery twice a month.