Originally founded in 1998, GTG has over two decades of expertise in providing physiotherapy services in Guernsey and Alderney. We are the largest physiotherapy providers in Guernsey, spanning the most specialities on the Island.
We are a team of Chartered and State Registered Physiotherapists, Physiotherapy Assistants and Technical Instructors. All of GTG’s Physiotherapists are HCPC registered and CSP members. The clinical and leadership team are supported by a strong administration team, who provide valuable clerical and administrative services for the smooth running of all services and the company.
The GTG physiotherapy team includes Extended Scope Physiotherapists, who are clinical physiotherapy specialists, working with an extended scope of practice, allowing them to work beyond the recognised scope of physiotherapy. This means they are able to perform tasks including ordering investigations, such as scans or x-rays, and most will have a diploma in injection therapy.
GTG works closely with the Medical Specialist Group and Consultants working in various specialities within the hospital. We also have strong working relations in primary care and with GP surgeries.
We were awarded a contract by the States of Guernsey to provide physiotherapy services within the acute setting at the hospital, which also includes working with patients across the entire pathway of care, including provision of some outpatient and community based services.
We aim to:
In our large hospital based department and community based clinic in St Martin’s we have excellent facilities to allow us to optimise treatments. We work in a variety of settings, from working in the hospital to being based in the community.
GTG is based on three main sites in Guernsey but also operates from other venues within the Island. We operate from purpose built premises which include individual treatment rooms, fully equipped exercise gyms and a hydrotherapy pool on our hospital site.
The Princess Elizabeth Hospital site includes all inpatient services, outpatient services for some specialities and hydrotherapy. Services in orthopaedics, neurology, respiratory, medical problems, post surgery, general rehabilitation, paediatrics, care of the older adult, balance rehabilitation and management of falls all take place on this site.
The GTG clinic is situated in St Martin’s and offers all services for outpatient musculoskeletal problems and injuries including sports injuries, back pain and neck pain. Our Women’s Health services are also based on this site.
The paediatric physiotherapy team maintain close working relations with the wider paediatric healthcare teams, working from a combination of the Princess Elizabeth Hospital site and Le Rondin School & Centre, the Islands special education provider and home of the Child Development Centre.
We have a team of advisors who work with us to advise on clinical quality. This is an area that has developed more recently to ensure the best possible physiotherapy care for patients.
We work with you to find out what your individual needs are and work towards developing a plan that is relevant and appropriate to you and what you need or require help with.
The physiotherapist will carry out an assessment and may give you advice or provide hands on treatment.
We aim to provide service excellence to all.
The core values of GTG today reflect the values of the company’s founders. Hard work and dedication has always mattered and featured as a cultural cornerstone. Having been through several transitions in recent years GTG has made a return to our traditional core values that were the building blocks of the company:
GTG has a robust quality framework with software systems that have been designed to measure and monitor all aspects of patient care and outcomes achieved. Through use of this framework GTG has in recent times implemented a continuous quality improvement programme and identified key quality improvement initiatives.
We have a team of advisors who work with us to advise on clinical quality. This is an area that has developed more recently to ensure the best possible physiotherapy care for patients is provided by the team at GTG.
Physiotherapy is a degree-based science healthcare profession that takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing. At the core is the patients involvement in their own care.
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
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Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They aim to maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
Physiotherapists are experts when it comes to movement, function and assessment, treatment and diagnosis, and in prevention of disease and disability.