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The community physiotherapy service provides intervention to people aged 18 years and above, residing in Swansea and registered with a GP.
The team is based between the Civic Centre and Gorseinon Hospital. The physiotherapy team's remit is to prevent hospital admission and facilitate discharge.
Short-term reablement is also provided either in community exercise classes, care homes, reablement ward or if appropriate, in the person’s home.
The team also provides advice and signposts to other specialist services.
The team works collaboratively with the person to establish realistic and timed goals and appropriate treatment plans. The team works in partnership with the other members of the MDT (multi-disciplinary team).