BMI The Highfield Invest in New Equipment to Boost their Physiotherapy Services

BMI Highfield has invested in new equipment to enhance their physiotherapy service offerings to the local community - a Gait Analysis Footscan and a Shockwave Therapy Machine.

Gait analysis is a biomechanical examination where the physiotherapists will be able to determine how efficiently your body moves when walking or running.  Asymmetries or abnormalities in foot strike and loading pattern can cause joint, muscle, ligament or tendon soreness further up the body in the ankle knee, hip and back.  Following the analysis Phits 3D printed insoles provide tailored support and cushioning where you need it most.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy or ESWT, involves the use of a medical device to pass shockwaves through the skin to the injured part of the body.  As the shockwaves enter the body, they initiate an inflammatory-like response in the injured tissue that is being treated. This can be used to treat Achilles Tedniopathy, Plantar Fasciopathy, Golfers Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy, Hamstring Tendinopathy, Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome.

Ryan Bailey, Physiotherapy Clinical Services Manager commented “We are very pleased to be able to offer these additional services to our local community and provide non-surgical alternatives to help manage pain”

Executive Director Sean Crooks commented “We are investing heavily in our services at Highfield and these additions to our physiotherapy department help support our comprehensive orthopaedic services.”

About BMI Highfield Hospital

BMI Highfield Hospital is part of the BMI Healthcare hospital network. It provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and day-case specialties, including orthopaedic, general medicine, urology, ear nose and throat, and gynaecology for routine cases. Diagnostic and specialist equipment on site includes an MRI scanner, ultrasound, mammography and x-ray.

Led by Executive Director Sean Crooks, the hospital in Manchester Road, Rochdale, provides services for NHS patients, for insured patients and for patients who choose to pay for their own care.

For more information about the hospital visit the BMI Highfield Hospital page.

About BMI Healthcare

Established in 1970, BMI Healthcare is the UK’s largest independent provider of private healthcare with 58 hospitals and healthcare facilities. More than 7,000 consultants practice at BMI hospitals, which handle more than 2m patient visits a year.

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Date: 6th August 2020