Your kidney (renal) rehabilitation appointment

Exercise for patients with kidney disease

How do I get an appointment?

We accept referrals from health professionals. You can self-refer by calling 020 7188 5106 or emailing renalrehab@gstt.nhs.uk.

  • Before your appointment

    Your appointment may last up to 90 minutes, so please allow this amount of time for your first visit. Please arrive on time. If you are late, we may not be able to see you, as this can cause delays for patients who have appointments after you.

    Please wear flat and comfortable footwear.

    You can bring a relative or friend with you to your appointment if you wish.

  • Cancelling or changing an appointment

    Call us on 020 7188 5106. Please give us at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or change your appointment. 

    If you do not come to your appointment and haven't contacted us, we may discharge you.

  • What to expect at your appointment

    We may ask you to complete questionnaires when you come for your first and last appointment. Please let us know if you have difficulties with this.

    The physiotherapist will:

    • ask you about your current activity levels and abilities
    • carry out a physical assessment of your strength and fitness
    • advise you how to exercise safely and progressively.

    As this is a teaching hospital, students supervised by qualified staff might be involved in your care. It is valuable training for students and does not affect the quality of your treatment in any way, but please tell us if you do not want them to be present or involved. We will always respect your wishes.

  • After your appointment

    The physiotherapist will discuss with you:

    • exercises you can do at home

    • local exercise options which may be of benefit to you.

Patient leaflets 

For all physiotherapy leaflets, please see the physiotherapy patient leaflets page.

 

 

Contacts

Tel: 020 7188 5106

Email: renalrehab@gstt.nhs.uk