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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

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


 Welcome to the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Physiotherapy Website. 


Self-Management Information Page

This webpage 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 page is to act as a self-management resource to support patients recovering at home following a period of illness, including Coronavirus (Covid 19).

This 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.

Below and to the right of the page, you can find links to different sections of the webpage, including pages on physical activity, fatigue and breathlessness.

The webpage may mention discharge from hospital however the advice provided is also suitable for those who have not required hospital admission and for those with 'Long Covid' symptoms.

Please note: The information provided should not replace any individual advice you may have received from your 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 website.

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 pandemic.

Here you can find further information on recovering from Coronavirus.

Who are we?
Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy 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.

Physiotherapists help to facilitate recovery, improvement of physical function and exercise tolerance, enabling people to stay in work and enjoy leisure pursuits, 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. 

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


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Links to additional Information:


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional body for chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers in the UK. 


Royal College of Occupational Therapists The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) is the professional body for occupational therapists across the UK


World Federation of Occupational Therapists The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is the official international organisation that supports and promotes occupational therapy around the world


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  – 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. 


Last Updated: 10 March 2021