Physiotherapy in Aberdeen

The physiotherapy service at BMI Albyn Hospital is dedicated to help with a wide range of injuries and conditions such as:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Joint pain and arthritis
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Muscle injuries
  • Rehabilitation after surgery
  • Women's health related conditions
  • Pain due to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Hypermobility syndrome 

We also offer sports physiotherapy such as:

  • Specific training programmes to prepare for sport such as our ‘fit to ski’ classes
  • Injury management
  • Kinesiology taping

physiotherapyWe have a team of experienced physiotherapists, registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, who will determine your problem and work with you towards your recovery.

Our physiotherapists work closely with other teams from our hospital and can advise what the best route for your rehabilitation is and whether you should seek the advice of any other specialist for diagnosis

Private physiotherapy services in Aberdeen

Treatments available:

  • Acupuncture - acupuncture can be used on its own or in combination with physiotherapy to help treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Bracing - you may benefit from bracing if you have been suffering with painful joints or stability issues. Braces can also help with rehabilitation and returning to sport.
  • Chronic pain management - if you have had persistent or long standing pain that has failed to respond to previous treatments, then it would be helpful to consult a physiotherapist.
  • Gait analysis - an assessment of the lower limb biomechanics, e.g. how you stand, walk or run, to help identify problems in your legs, hips or even your back.
  • Hand therapy- assessment and holistic rehabilitation for patients with a hand or upper limb injury or condition, including arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, repetitive strain, trigger finger or soft tissues injuries or fractures.
  • Injection therapy - steroid injections can help relieve swelling, pain and stiffness caused by inflammation.
  • Isokinetic testing - a strength test for the muscles around the knee. It’s used to compare the strength of the affected knee against the unaffected leg.
  • Nerve conduction studies - this is used to test the electrical activity through the nerves in the wrist. This test is most commonly used to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand.
  • Occupational health - physiotherapists who work in occupational health help to treat work-related problems, as well as educating employers and staff on safe working practices to help avoid injury.
  • Pelvic health rehabilitation- this treats a range of conditions that can cause pelvic problems, such as incontinence of the bladder or bowel, or pelvic pain.
  • Physiotherapy for cancer treatments - we offer individual assessments and treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal problems that can occur as a result of your cancer treatment, such as shoulder pain and stiffness after breast surgery, or lower back pain as a result of being less active.
  • Physiotherapy for sports injuries - the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, joint and nerve problems caused by practising a sport or exercising, including muscle imbalances, joint pain and post-fracture rehabilitation.
  • Pilates - a form of exercise used to improve balance, strength, posture, flexibility and circulation.
  • Rehabilitation service - this aims to improve function after surgery or injuries including fractures, accidents, chronic spinal conditions, strokes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cranial surgery and cardiac surgery.
  • Respiratory physiotherapy - this is used to manage symptoms related to disorders of the lungs, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.
  • Shockwave therapy- also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, (ESWT) is used to treat chronic tendon problems, such as shoulder pain, painful heel, tennis elbow or pain in the Achilles tendon.
  • Vestibular rehabilitation – this consists of exercises designed to retrain the balance system with a goal to gradually reduce the severity of your symptoms.


Our physiotherapy department has six private treatment rooms and includes a gym area and a Pilates room.

Gym equipment

Our gym includes:

  • Bike
  • Free weights
  • Stepper
  • Treadmill
  • Multi Gym


Physiotherapy may be covered by your medical insurance. You will need to check your cover with your insurer first and you may need a GP referral. Alternatively, you can pay for your treatment by cash, debit or credit card.

COVID-19 Remote Consultations Update - 7/6/20

Our physiotherapy services remain open for business, and we continue to accept new referrals - you do not need to have seen your GP or a Consultant to refer yourself for Physiotherapy.

However, the safety of patients and our staff is of paramount importance to us, so we continue to operate a ‘Virtual first’ approach, as recommended by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

For full details on how BMI is keeping its Physiotherapy patients safe

Call us on 0800 404 6660 to arrange your appointment