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. There are also physiotherapists that specialise in Women’s Health, acupuncture and pilates.
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 with a treatment programme.
Your initial appointment will involve a full assessment of your condition, we will then tailor a physiotherapy programme to suit your individual needs.
All physiotherapists at BMI are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and they work closely as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary teams within our hospitals.
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 The Chaucer 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.
- Gait analysis – 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
We provide on-site access to diagnostic imaging services which may include ultrasound, x-ray, MRI and CT scans.
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.
Services include personal training and customised rehabilitation. Equipment we may use includes; multigym, bikes, parallel bars, suspension frame, gym balls, balance boards, trampolines, weights and Theraband.
Advanced Rehabilitation Programme
BMI The Chaucer Hospital now offers a comprehensive patient-centred service for post-orthopaedic surgery and cancer treatment rehabilitation with our multi-disciplinary team of physiotherapists and personal trainers through a group class, using the most up to date research-based techniques.
The advanced orthopaedic rehabilitation programme concentrates on patients who have had any lower limb surgery and finished their post-surgery physiotherapy sessions but would like help improving their strength and getting fit again to return to their normal daily activities.
The oncology programme is aimed at enhancing patients’ recovery through training sessions on exercising safely and effectively during and after treatment. Led by our team of qualified physiotherapists and personal trainers, the classes offers patients the opportunity to recover through group sessions, whilst undergoing training that is tailored to their individual needs.
The service is available to self-pay, insured and NHS patients. Package options start from six sessions and patients can add individual sessions on a pay as you go basis as suitable.
Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team if you require treatment that is not listed above and would like to discuss your needs.
COVID-19 Remote Consultations Update - 7/6/20
Our physiotherapy services remain open for business, and we continue to accept new referrals - you do not need to have seen your GP or a Consultant to refer yourself for Physiotherapy.
However, the safety of patients and our staff is of paramount importance to us, so we continue to operate a ‘Virtual first’ approach, as recommended by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
For full details on how BMI is keeping its Physiotherapy patients safe
Call us on 0800 404 6660 to arrange your appointment