DKC is not just a private medical facility where the surgeon rents a room to consult in and book the patient for surgery. It is set in its own purpose built premises, which is an extension of the Droitwich Spa Hospital. We look at our role as looking after the patient as a whole, not just treating his medical condition but managing and caring for him/her, usually until he manages to get back to his previous level of sporting activity, when possible. Our multi-disciplinary team including experienced specialist physiotherapists, a biomechanical podiatrist and a non resident sports physician ensure the patient is cared for in whatever way his condition requires. As almost half of our patients are referred from outside our local area, we can often arrange a one stop policy for most investigations. This includes a state of the art MRI service next door at the WIC, X ray facilities at the DSH and dynamic isokinetic, ligament muscle and functional testing in our unique physio/gym area. We also have rapid access to other disciplines next door at the DSH including rheumatology services and a pain clinic.
Until recently our physiotherapists used to be able to access the unique Droitwich Brine pool facility for hydrotherapy, under the same roof next door at the DSH which was extremely useful for postoperative physiotherapy. It is well known that DKC have been leading efforts to re-open the brine pool on site and is in constant touch with Wychavon District Council, the SOBBS group and of course DSH as well as a number of other interested parties and investors. We do hope this will come to fruition very soon.
By the nature of the clinic, patients who are referred from far and wide, often require physiotherapy nearer to their home address. We work with a network of physiotherapists up and down the country and usually arrange the referrals personally. We believe in good communication and the patient can see the difference when his surgeons and physios communicate closely and work together to get the best possible outcome for their common patients. Many of these physiotherapists have attended our hands on courses and lectures run by the Knee Foundation over many years.
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