Our physiotherapists are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and the Health Professions Council.
All BMI physiotherapists work closely as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary teams within our hospitals so that, if necessary, you can benefit from fast referrals and access to the latest imaging technologies to help accurately diagnose and aid treatment pathway decisions. At BMI Fernbrae Hospital we also have speedy access to consultants, podiatrists and nursing services.
Your first visit will involve an assessment of your condition so that a treatment programme can be specifically developed for you.
The physiotherapists at BMI Fernbrae Hospital in Dundee can help with a wide range of injuries and conditions including trauma, accidents or sports injuries, back and neck pain, repetitive strain injuries, joint pain and arthritis, muscle dysfunction, post-surgery rehabilitation, and incontinence.
At BMI The Fernbrae Hospital we offer the following services:
- Acupuncture physiotherapy – 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, stability issues or have ongoing pain. 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. This type of physiotherapy has been shown to assist patients with coping strategies that can help improve quality of life.
- Electrotherapy - this is the use of electrical energy to manage pain, rehabilitate muscles and increase the range of motion.
- Gait analysis – is the 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. It can help prevent painful conditions developing or recurring.
- Nerve conduction studies - are used to test the electrical activity through the nerves in the arms and legs. This test is most commonly used to diagnosis 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 - pelvic health physiotherapists are specially trained to assess and treat a range of conditions that can cause pelvic problems, such as incontinence of the bladder or bowel, or pelvic pain.
- Physiotherapy for sports injuries - the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, joint and nerve problems caused by practicing a sport or exercising, including muscle imbalances, joint pain and post-fracture rehabilitation. The aim is to get you back to sport as soon as possible.
- Pilates - a form of exercise that may improve balance, strength, posture, flexibility and circulation. It focuses on strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles.
- Rehabilitation service - 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.
- Vestibular rehabilitation – the treatment consists of exercises designed to retrain the balance system and to re-programme your brain to tune out the dizzy sensations. The goal is to gradually reduce the severity of your symptoms, by becoming desensitised.
Our physiotherapy department has 2 private treatment rooms, both include equipment for rehabilitation.A chaperone service is available to everyone on request.
Exercise forms an important part of physiotherapy. The aim is to increase mobility, muscle strength, balance, general fitness and core stability, while reducing symptoms. Our physiotherapists will develop exercise programmes to meet patients’ specific needs and ensure customised rehabilitation. We have exercise prescription software that allows us to send videos of your individualised programme.
Our gym equipment includes:
- Balance equipment
- Gym balls
Other treatment options will be offered as appropriate following assessment. Everyone is encouraged to be involved in managing their own rehabilitation, fitness and health. Questions are welcomed in relation to this and the Physiotherapists will work alongside you to get optimal recovery and function.