Physiotherapy can help with a wide range of injuries and conditions including back and neck pain, repetitive strain injuries, joint pain and arthritis, muscle injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation, and sports injuries.
At BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, Croydon we have Physiotherapists that specialise in a wide variety of treatments such as Women’s Health, Acupuncture, Pilates and Sports Physiotherapy. All of the physiotherapists are HCPC registered and members of the Chartered Society under Integrated Care.
Your first visit will involve an assessment of your condition so that a treatment programme can be specifically developed for you. We offer a wide range of therapies that are often used in combination in a treatment programme.
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. We provide on-site access to diagnostic imaging services which may include; x-ray, MRI and CT scans.
Our physiotherapists at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, Croydon offer the following services:
- Joint mobilisations/Manual therapy
- Exercise Therapy
- Electrotherapy including ultrasound, PEME and interferential therapy
- Soft tissue massage
- Sports injuries
- Women's and Men’s health (pelvic floor muscle weakness/incontinence)
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Pilates classes
- Hand Therapy
- Kinesiology taping
The purpose-built physio-gym at our hospital let our physiotherapists work with you to provide expert advice and develop an exercise programme which meets your specific needs. Exercise forms an important part of physiotherapy.
The aim is to increase mobility, muscle strength, and general fitness, build core stability, and reduce symptoms.
Our gym includes:
- Free weights
- Pilates reformer
- Balance boards
- Gym balls
- Thera band
Pilates at BMI Shirley Oaks
Clinical Pilates is a form of exercise designed by physiotherapists for the rehabilitation setting based on spinal stabilisation research and lumbo-pelvic stabilisation therapy.
It is a form of dynamic stabilisation retraining that re-conditions the body from the central core to prevent reoccurrence of and to treat a range of Musculoskeletal neurological problems. We offer weekly group Pilates Classes and individual one to one sessions which can be covered by your private medical insurance or paid for by yourself.
Pilates can help with:
- Musculoskeletal pain by strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles, correcting muscle imbalance and increasing range of movement Sports injuries as part of your rehab programme or ongoing conditioning
- Postural problems by improving balance, flexibility and circulation
- Incontinence and pelvic floor problems
- Manage and reduce pain for musculoskeletal disorders
You can find out more about the physiotherapy team at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital here.