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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.


Welcome to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Self Management Website. 

This website and its contents have been developed by a group of Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists from across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The purpose of this website is to act as a Self-Management resource to support patients as they continue to recover at home following a period of illness, including Covid 19. Here you can find further information on recovering from Covid 19

The website may mention discharge from hospital however the advice provided is also suitable for those who have not required hospital admission.

Please note: The information provided should not replace any individual advice you may have received from your Physiotherapist, OT or Health professional while in hospital. If you are concerned about ongoing or worsening symptoms, please contact your GP or dial 111 for advice or visit the NHS Inform

In case of an emergency, always ensure you or a friend/relative dial 999.

Coronavirus in Scotland – Here you will find the current information and advice from The Scottish Government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This combined Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy page provides advice on self management to aid in your recovery. You will also find links to information helping you to maximise your overall well-being.

Who are we?
Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy (OT) are health and social care professions, regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. They work in a person-centred way to facilitate recovery and well-being across the life course.

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. Physiotherapists help people through movement and exercise, education and advice. Physiotherapy takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and well-being, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle. At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.

Physiotherapists help to encourage development and facilitate recovery, improvement physical function and exercise tolerance enabling people to stay in work/leisure pursuits and helping them remain independent for as long as possible.

Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy takes a “whole-person approach” to both mental and physical health and well-being and enables individuals to achieve their full potential. Occupational therapy provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. This support increases people's independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life. Occupational Therapists work across Health and Social Care Sectors.

A guide for patients about the role of the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist  

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Links to additional Information:

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Royal College of Occupational Therapists 

World Federation of Occupational Therapists 

NHS Inform MSK portal –  provides self-management advice for a number of injuries and conditions that affect muscles, bones and joints in adults
NHSGGC MSK  – the Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy service in NHSGGC assess and treat patients who have any injury, disease or problem that relates to muscles, bones, joints and peripheral nerves.
NHSGGC Respiratory  –  provides useful information for people with respiratory conditions.
Community Rehabilitation -  you will find contact details for your local Community Rehabilitation team. Your GP can also refer you to the appropriate service if required.