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We have a dedicated team of physiotherapists with specialist skills in treating both adults and children with rheumatological conditions at both New Cross and Cannock Chase Hospitals.

Facilities include a hydrotherapy pool based at Cannock Chase Hospital and physiotherapy gyms at both sites.


What sort of patient do we treat?

Common problems include: degenerative arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, Joint Hypermobility Syndrome and osteoporosis.

What Physiotherapy services are offered?

All patients are fully assessed by a member of the physiotherapy team and then an individualised program will be developed.

Treatments may include hydrotherapy, individual and group gym sessions, individual therapy sessions, acupuncture and personalised home exercise programmes. If appropriate assessment may include the provision of a suitable walking aid. We offer education and advice on postural management, exercise, pain relieving modalities including hot/cold treatment and TENS.

There is also a specific physiotherapy led injection clinic combining joint injections with a rehabilitation package.

We are involved within the Inflammatory Back Pain service and run a clinic for review and assessment of Ankylosing Spondylitis patients at both sites.

Newly Diagnosed Inflammatory arthritis patients will be offered appointments to see both physiotherapy and occupational therapy as part of the Treat to Target clinic pathway.

Additional groups

We offer peer support with our out of hour’s exercise groups. Patients require referral to these groups from their GP or physiotherapist.

  • National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) meet on Monday evenings with alternative hydrotherapy and gym sessions, held in the physiotherapy department at Cannock Hospital.

  • Arthritis Care – meet Tuesdays for a supervised gym session 5-6pm, and Wednesdays 4.30pm-6pm in hydrotherapy.

Referral Criteria

We accept referrals for physiotherapy from Consultants and members of the rheumatology team. We also accept GP referrals for a course of hydrotherapy.


Where is the service provided?

Therapy Department, Cannock Chase Hospital
Rheumatology Department, New Cross Hospital.


Division / Speciality

Division 3


New Cross Hospital
Wolverhampton Road
WV10 0QP

Zone A
Location Number: A29
Floor Level: Ground

Nearest Car Park: P1

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Rheumatology Centre
Second Floor
Cannock Chase Hospital
Brunswick Road
WS11 5XY

Click here for travel directions to Cannock Chase Hospital

Contact Details

Tel: 01543 576411

Opening / Visiting times

Appointments are available 8.30am until 4.30pm Monday to Friday

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New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton WV10 0QP
Telephone: 01902 307999

Cannock Chase Hospital Brunswick Road Cannock WS11 5XY
Telephone: 01543 572757

West Park Hospital Park Road West Wolverhampton WV11 4PW
Telephone: 01902 444000