Physiotherapy

How can physiotherapy help?

Physiotherapists help and treat people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing. Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that sees human movement as central to the health and well-being of individuals.

Physiotherapists identify and maximise movement potential through health promotion, preventive healthcare, treatment and rehabilitation. Evidence based medicine ensures the therapist delivers effective, efficient health care at the point of contact.

The core skills used by physiotherapists include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electro-physical modalities. Physiotherapists also have an appreciation of psychological, cultural and social factors that influence their clients and their rehabilitation.

For example, if you sprain your ankle, a physiotherapist can ensure you walk safely, reduce your swelling and help improve your movement, strength and balance for speedy return to activities (sport etc).

Direct Access Services

Patients can benefit from direct referral to a comprehensive range of physiotherapy services including:

  • Functional restoration for chronic low back pain
  • Pain management
  • Sports injury
  • Women's health
  • Hand therapy
Other conditions treated:
  • Spinal
  • Whiplash
  • Low Back Pain
  • Trapped nerve e.g. sciatica
  • Prolapsed Disc
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Tennis/golfers Elbow
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Acute Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Rotator cuff repairs
  • Arthroscopies
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Post fracture rehabilitation
  • Thoracic pain
  • Core stability problems
  • Acute injury
  • Lower/upper limb conditions
  • Ligament and/or cartilage injury
  • Muscle injury
  • Muscle imbalance
  • Post hand surgery rehabilitation
  • Balance training
  • Frozen Shoulder / Shoulder Instability / Post-op rehabilitation

Facilities

Our physiotherapy department has five individual treatment rooms and includes a gym. 

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 ultrasound, x-ray, MRI and CT scans.

Gym equipment

The purpose-built physio-gyms at our hospitals 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. 

Customised rehabilitation including post orthopaedic procedures, neurological conditions and low back pain.

Our gym includes

  • Bike
  • Free weights
Within the department we offer
  • Electrotherapy and TENS
  • Ultrasound

If we cannot help you with physiotherapy, we can quickly refer you to our Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons who can deal with keyhole joint surgery, repair of ligament injuries, treatment of fractures and repair of tendon and nerve injuries.

For further enquiries or to make a booking, please call us on 01254 679727 or make an online enquiry here.