Physiotherapy Services

The Physiotherapy Service assesses and treats people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing.

The Service is provided in both hospital and community settings and has specialist practitioners in the following areas: 

    •     Respiratory 
    •     Neurological rehabilitation 
    •     Oncology 
    •     Lymphoedema 
    •     Orthopaedics 
    •     Rheumatology 
    •     Women’s health 
    •     Paediatrics and Neonates 
    •     Mental health 
    •     Learning disability (adults) 
    •     Hydrotherapy 
    •     Musculoskeletal

Physiotherapists use skills in clinical measuring, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, movement and electrotherapy to treat patients.

Contact details

Physiotherapy Services Manager
Robinson Hospital Newal Road
BT53 6HH
Tel: 028 2766 0328

Acute Physiotherapy Service (Inpatient service)

This is an inpatient physiotherapy service which includes the following areas: 

    •     Surgical 
    •     Medical 
    •     Paediatrics 
    •     Gynaecology 
    •     Maternity 
    •     Intensive Care Unit 
    •     Medical Assessment Units 
    •     Oncology 
    •     Rheumatology 
    •     Emergency Department
    •     Rehabilitation Wards (which include neurology)

The service is delivered from 8.30am - 5.00pm (Monday - Friday) at the following hospital sites.

Antrim Area Hospital
Tel: 028 9442 4000 ext 332051

Causeway Hospital, Coleraine
Tel: 028 7032 7032 ext 375721

Mid-Ulster Hospital, Magherafelt
Tel: 028 7936 6777

Whiteabbey Hospital
Tel: 028 9055 2220

There is an on-call service, 24/7, in Causeway Hospital and Antrim Area Hospital for emergency respiratory patients. This service can be only accessed after medical staff have assessed the patient and they are likely to deteriorate without physiotherapy intervention.

There is also a limited 7 day physiotherapy service to help facilitate suitable patients to be discharged at the weekend on Antrim site.

Physiotherapy Service (Outpatient Service)

This outpatient service includes musculo-skeletal, rheumatology, orthopaedics, and women’s health which includes ante-natal, post-natal and gynaecology and is provided at the sites listed below.

The service is mainly provided from 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The outpatient physiotherapy department operates a central booking system, based in the Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ballymoney, for the Northern Trust.

Contact details
Central booking
Tel: 028 2766 0328

Our central booking facility can be very busy at times. However you will be able to leave a message if you are holding for longer than three minutes. If you are leaving a message on voicemail remember to clearly state your name, date of birth, contact telephone number and the physiotherapy department where you are having your treatment and we will ring you back.

Physiotherapy Outpatient Sites

  • Fern House, Antrim Area Hospital
  • Ballymena Health and Care Centre
  • Dalriada Hospital, Ballycastle
  • Fort Centre, Coleraine
  • Mid Ulster Hospital, Magherafelt
  • Moyle Hospital, Larne
  • Robinson Memorial Hospital, Ballymoney
  • Whiteabbey Hospital

This service is also provided at some GP surgeries.

Physiotherapy Service (Mental Health)

The Trust provides physiotherapy services to people who are experiencing mental health problems. This service is provided at Holywell Hospital and Ross Thompson Unit, Causeway Hospital (Inpatients). It is also provided to people in their own homes and at Trust owned and independent residential facilities.

Contact details

Holywell Hospital
Tel: 028 9441 3358 or 028 9441 3532

Ross Thompson Unit
Tel: 028 7032 7032 Ext 375690

Physiotherapy Service (Domiciliary)

This service is provided to patients living at home or in a residential or nursing home who are unable to travel to physiotherapy departments due to their physical condition/functional ability to attend an outpatient appointment.

The service is provided 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday.

Contact details

Antrim/Ballymena Area
Tel: 028 25635564

Tel: 028 2766 1830

Tel: 028 2826 6174

Tel: 028 7034 7866

Tel: 028 7936 6952

Tel: 028 2076 3666

Tel: 028 9055 2323

Physiotherapy Service – Neurology Outpatients

The Trust provides specialised physiotherapy to patients who are experiencing neurological problems at the sites below.

Ballymena Health and Care Centre
Tel: 028 2563 5253

Fort Centre, Coleraine
Tel: 028 7034 7854

Mid Ulster Hospital
Tel: 028 7936 6952

Whiteabbey Hospital
Tel: 028 9055 2323

Moyle Hospital
Tel:028 2826 6174



 Community Rehabilitation

The Trust has a number of teams which offer services to people in the community: Community Respiratory Teams and the Rehabilitation Physiotherapy Service which is part of the Recovery Service.

These teams provide services from 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday.

The service is provided from different locations in the Trust: 

    •    the patient's own home 
    •    nursing and residential homes 
    •    community hospitals

Recovery Service contact details

Tel: 028 9442 6100

Tel: 028 2563 5678 Option3

Mid Ulster
Tel: 028 7936 6984

Tel: 028 7034 7860

Tel: 028 9055 2495

Tel: 028 2826 6182



Physiotherapy Services (Paediatric)

Paediatric physiotherapists work with children and young people of all ages from premature babies to adolescents to ensure optimal physical function and development.

The service is provided in the Child Development Centres in Antrim and Ballymoney, schools for children with special needs, mainstream schools, children’s homes, respite facilities, some outpatient departments, paediatric wards at Antrim Area and Causeway Hospitals and the neonatal unit at Antrim Area Hospital.

The service is available from 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday.

Appropriate referrals are accepted from any of the following health professionals: 

    •     Hospital Consultant or Registrar, Community Paediatricians 
    •     General Practitioners 
    •     Allied Health Professionals 
    •     Community Children’s Nurse

If you are unsure whether a referral is required please contact your local paediatric physiotherapy team to speak to a physiotherapist who will be happy to help and provide information and advice leaflets as appropriate.

Contact Details

AntrimChild Development Centre
Tel: 028 9441 5725

Ballymoney Child Development Centre
Tel: 028 2766 0336

Antrim Area Hospital 
Tel: 028 9442 4034 or 028 9442 4583

Magherafelt, Mid Ulster Hospital/Cookstown
Tel: 028 7936 6804

Ballymena Health & Care Centre
Tel: 028 2563 5565/5566

Whiteabbey Hospital
Tel: 028 9055 2279

In the event that no one is available please leave a message and someone will return your call.

Physiotherapy Lymphoedema Services

Lymphoedema is a swelling that develops as a result of an impaired lymphatic system. Patients will be seen in the physiotherapy outpatients department which is closest to their home.

The service is available Monday - Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Contact details

Tel: 028 2563 5202

Physiotherapy for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Physiotherapy staff provide a service to adults with learning disabilities in day centres, residential units, respite facilities, council leisure facilities and some out-patients departments.

The service is provided Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Contact details

Tel: 028 9441 3358















Page last updated:19 September 2018