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

Manual therapy

This type of therapy involves a range of ‘hands-on’ techniques such as massage or acupressure. Depending on the type of injury, these techniques aim to improve the range of joint movement, and mobilise muscles, joints and nerves. It can also stimulate the blood circulation to improve healing.

Physical exercise

Exercise is a significant part of physiotherapy and recovery, to boost muscle mobility, power and overall fitness. It also builds core strength and alleviates symptoms.

Pre or post rehabilitation

If you are having or have had surgery, we will work with you to bring you back to fitness.


Electrotherapy uses electrical energy to manage pain, rehabilitate muscular tissue and help increase range of motion.  TENS is a form of electrotherapy that uses surface electrodes to excite nerve pathways.  Another form of electrotherapy is biofeedback where the equipment is used to train patients on how to better control movements in order to minimise pain.

Shockwave therapy

This type of therapy is used to treat soft tissue conditions such as tennis elbow or plantar fasciitis. The shockwaves are concentrated on the injured area and travel through the cells without causing harm. A treatment includes three sessions and one follow-up assessment.


Acupuncture is offered by certain physiotherapists, and can be used on its own or alongside other therapies to treat different types of musculo-skeletal conditions. It can also help to alleviate back pain.  


Pilates is a moderate form of exercise which may improve balance, mobility, circulation, posture and allow you to unwind. Pilates is similar to yoga but has a bigger focus on strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy

Treating incontinence with a physical rehabilitation is widely recommended by healthcare professionals. Pelvic floor exercises may help incontinence issues in women and men by strengthening the muscles that support the bladder. These exercises can lower the chance of potential future complications, without any side effects.

Sports injuries

Our specialists also offer solutions to sports injuries to professional athletes or sports enthusiasts of any age suffering from an acute or chronic injury. Our aim is to help you return to fitness as soon as possible.

Your initial consultation will be an evaluation with a sports medicine physician and a physiotherapist.  If required, you can also be assessed by a consultant orthopaedic surgeon.

We use our expertise not only to provide the best treatment available but also to determine the underlying causes of your injury and how to prevent future issues.


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


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.