Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapy department has 5 treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool and a gym and offers a wide range of therapeutic interventions with clear protocols. We are able to treat many injuries and conditions including back and neck pain, repetitive strain injuries, joint pain and arthritis, muscle injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and sports injuries.

We offer a wide range of therapies that are often used in combination in a treatment programme, including manual therapy, massage, acupuncture and individual exercise programme.

Treatments

  • Acupuncture physiotherapy - acupuncture can be used on its own or in combination with physiotherapy to help treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
  • 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 - 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 - 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.
  • Isokinetic testing - a strength test for the muscles around the knee. It’s used to compare the strength of the affected knee against the unaffected leg.
  • Occupational health - physiotherapists who work in occupational health help to treat work-related problems, as well as educating employers and staff on safe working practices to help avoid injury.
  • Occupational therapy - this 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 physiotherapy - 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 services - 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. The goal is to gradually reduce the severity of your symptoms, by becoming desensitised.

Facilities

Our physiotherapy department has five private treatment rooms and includes a rehabilitation gymnasium and hydrotherapy pool. This allows our physiotherapists to work with you to provide expert advice and develop a tailored treatment programme.

Services include personal training and customised rehabilitation.

Our gym includes:

  • Bike
  • Free weights
  • Treadmill
  • Leg and upper limb strength machine
  • Rower
  • Balance boards/Parallel bars

Paying for treatment

Chiltern Physiotherapy servicesAll patients are welcome – whether they choose to pay directly for their treatment or by using their private medical insurance.

We arrange direct settlement with insurance companies, but patients should pre-check their level of cover.

For self-paying patients we accept a number of payment methods including the BMI Card.

Making an Appointment

You can self refer without seeing your GP and make an appointment directly with a physiotherapist, alternatively you can ask your GP or Consultant to refer you. Physiotherapy may be covered by your medical insurance. You will need to check your cover with your insurer first as you may need a GP referral. 

The initial appointment may last up to one hour, depending on your condition; follow-up appointments usually last 30 minutes.

Our outpatient appointment system is flexible, with daytime and evening or Saturday appointments to suit your needs.