Covid 19 update - Remote Consultations
At BMI Healthcare we want you to know that we are still here for you during the lock down. We may be unable to offer face-to-face support for patients at this time but we are now able to offer telephone or video consultations, so we can continue to provide advice and exercises to help treat your condition. Our prices have been reduced during this time.
Call us on 0800 404 6660 to arrange your appointment
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, pilates, respiratory physiotherapy or hydrotherapy. At BMI The Manor Hospital we offer a range of private physiotherapy services for those who live in Bedford, Huntingdon or St Neots.
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.
Private integrated care at BMI The Manor
All BMI physiotherapists are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and work closely as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary teams within our hospitals 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.
Private Physiotherapy Services in Bedford
At BMI The Manor 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 – 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 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.
- Vestibular Rehabilitation - if you are suffering from dizziness, vertigo, nausea or loss of balance, then you might benefit from vestibular rehabilitation treatment. 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.
Private Physiotherapy Facilities in Bedford
Our physiotherapy department has four private treatment rooms and includes a gym.
All BMI physiotherapists work closely as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary teams within our hospitals 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 provide on-site access to diagnostic imaging services which may include ultrasound, x-ray, MRI and CT scans.
The purpose-built physio-gyms at our hospitals 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, customised rehabilitation.
Our gym includes:
- Free weights
- Cross Trainer
- Recumbent cycle
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.
Meet our physiotherapy team
Chartered Physiotherapy Lead
BSc (hons) Physiotherapy
Matthew qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2004, having completed his undergraduate training at the University of Brighton. He has worked at a number of NHS hosptials and private Clinics in Bedford, gaining a broad experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings and developing expertise in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.
Matthew has completed specialist post-graduate training which enables him to assess and treat disorders of the balance system and apply what is termed Vestibular Rehabilitation. He is also trained in acupuncture and uses this as a tool to help control pain for his patients and aid relaxation of tense muscles.
Chartered Physiotherapist in Women's Health
Victoria qualified in 1993 from Birmingham University and began her career at Bedford NHS Hospital where she set up and developed the Women’s Health and Continence Service now known as the Pelvic Health Service. In 1998 Victoria specialised in Male and Female Pelvic Health and completed her diploma in Continence Treatment and Management at the University of East London.
Alongside Victoria’s work within the NHS she has worked privately for 20 years, first in a family practice and for the last 15 years at the BMI Manor Hospital providing a specialist Pelvic Health service to both male and female patients.
Victoria has a wealth of experience and expertise in the treatment and management of conditions that arise when there is a dysfunction within the pelvic floor muscle complex, surrounding pelvic floor or back muscles and soft tissue structures. Her clinical practice is based on the most up-to-date assessment and treatment interventions and her approach is holistic and delivered in a sensitive and empathetic manner.
Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.
If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options.
If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.