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 Beaumont Hospital in Bolton we specialise in a wide range of therapies that can be used in conjunction with a treatment programme, including women’s health, acupuncture and Pilates.

99.3% of patients would recommend the physiotherapy department to friends and family.* Survey carried out by Quality Health from January - September 2016 based on 452 responses.

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 decisions.

Services

At The Beaumont 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.
  • AlterG anti-gravity treadmill - the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® is used to reduce stress on injuries and joints in the lower body.
  • 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 - is the use of electrical energy to manage pain, rehabilitate muscles and increase the range of motion.
  • Gait analysis - (for supply and fitting of bespoke orthotics) 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.
  • Hand therapy - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Our physiotherapists will 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 within a customised rehabilitation programme.

Our gym includes:

  • Bike
  • Free weights
  • Alter G
  • Propreoception/balance equipment
  • Exercise therapy balls
  • Agility equipment
  • Medicine balls
  • Pedals
  • Foam rollers

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.