Physiotherapy

Whether it's a sports injury, rehabilitation after an operation or general aches and pains in your joints, physiotherapy can help with a wide range of conditions. At BMI The Alexandra Hospital we specialise in a whole range of therapies that can be used in conjunction with a treatment programme, including women's health, acupuncture and pilates. If you are looking for physiotherapy in Manchester or Cheshire read on we offer the treatments and facilities required.

Integrated care

On your first visit to our physiotherapy department, one of our Chartered Physiotherapists will assess your condition and develop a bespoke treatment package specifically for you. Our physiotherapists work closely as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary teams, meaning that if necessary, you can benefit from fast referrals and access to diagnostic technologies right away to aid treatment pathway decisions.

Services

At The Alexandra 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.
  • Hand therapy - provides assessment and holistic rehabilitation for patients with a hand or upper limb injury or condition. The treatment is tailored to your needs and focuses on helping you get back to the day to day activities that you enjoy.
  • Hydrotherapy - (We utilise the hydrotherapy pool at Total Fitness, Handforth twice a week) also known as aquatic therapy, is physiotherapy performed in a warm water pool. The effects of the water and warm temperature can help to reduce pain and provide support to aid your rehabilitation.
  • Injection therapy - the injection of steroid medications into painful joints or soft tissues to reduce pain and inflammation in that area.
  • Nerve conduction studies - 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 diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand.
  • Occupational therapy - occupational therapy can help you deal with everyday tasks that you may find difficult following illness, surgery or because of a disability. An occupational therapist will work with you to find solutions for everyday tasks, such as preparing food, doing housework, work activities, hobbies or social activities.
  • 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 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 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.
  • Respiratory physiotherapy- relates to the assessment and treatment of people with disorders of the respiratory system. Physiotherapy is focused on maximising physical function and helping you manage symptoms.
  • Shockwave therapy - also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), it is used to treat chronic tendon problems, shoulder pain, painful heel, tennis elbow or pain in the Achilles tendon.
  • 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.

Facilities

exerciseOur physiotherapy department is fully equipped, and includes 6 cubicle treatment areas and 4 private treatment rooms for your comfort, plus a gym area.

The purpose-built physiotherapy gym at The Alexandra Hospital means our physiotherapists can work cohesively with you, providing expert advice and develop an exercise programme which meets your specific needs, as exercise forms an important part of physiotherapy. The aim of our service is to increase mobility, muscle strength and general fitness, as well as build core stability and reduce symptoms.

Our gym includes:

  • Bike
  • Free weights
  • Rower
  • Treadmill

Our physio department is committed to ensuring you receive the most effective and worthwhile treatment from our highly qualified and dedicated staff. 

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We are also registered with all major private healthcare providers.