The BMI Edgbaston physiotherapy team
Physiotherapy is a proven and evidence based approach in treating 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. We offer a range of appointment times and can normally book patients in within 24-48 hours of their initial request and offer competitive prices.
One of our Physio’s – Ross with a happy patient
Our physiotherapy team consists of highly skilled chartered physiotherapists with extensive experience in many settings of healthcare. Our Physio's work closely as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary teams within our hospital 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 have clinics at both BMI The Priory and BMI The Edgbaston Hospitals as well as Ashfurlong Medical Centre in Sutton Coldfield.
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 in a treatment programme.
At BMI The Edgbaston 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.
- 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.
- Injection therapy - the injection of steroid (corticosteroid) medications into painful joints or soft tissues to reduce pain and inflammation in that area.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
If we cannot help you with physiotherapy, we can quickly refer you to one of our specialist Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons who can discuss alternative options for treatment.
Shockwave Therapy is £100 for a 30 minute session following a normal initial assessment.
Cybex Isokinetic Machine price is incorporated as part of the physiotherapy assessment/treatment.
ALTERG® - Initial 45 minute assessment costs £65.00. 5 x 30 minute follow up appointments is £100. If more in-depth training or supervision is required, a follow up session would be advised at £40 per 30 minutes.
All physiotherapy treatments at BMI The Edgbaston Hospital will require an initial assessment with a physiotherapist. The cost of this initial assessment is £54.
Paying for treatment
- All 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