Physiotherapy

Physio ParkOur physiotherapy team at BMI The Park Hospital in Nottingham can treat 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.

We also have 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 in a treatment programme.

All BMI The Park Hospital Physiotherapists are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Health & Care Professions Council, and are part of our integrated multi-disciplinary teams within our hospital. This means that when necessary we can rapidly refer you on and provide access to the latest imaging technologies to help and aid treatment decisions.

Services

At BMI The Park Hospital in Nottingham we offer the following services:-

Manual therapy

Manual therapy includes massage and manipulative techniques to improve the range of joint movement and reduce pain. It can also reduce swelling, release or engage muscles, mobilise joints and nerves, and promote blood circulation to improve healing.

Exercise

Exercise forms an important part of physiotherapy. The aim is to increase mobility, muscle strength, and general fitness, build core stability, and reduce symptoms.

Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy to manage pain, reduce inflammation and rehabilitate muscles.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound can be used therapeutically within the physiotherapy session. Ultrasound is a very high frequency sound that cannot be heard by the human ear, it can be used for soft tissue injuries and more chronic conditions, with a view to promoting healing and relieving pain.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is offered by some of the physiotherapists at BMI The Park Hospital who have undertaken post graduate training. Acupuncture can be used on its own or in combination with physiotherapy to treat a range of musculo-skeletal conditions. Amongst other things, acupuncture may help relieve back pain.

Scientific research has shown how acupuncture can stimulate the body’s physiological responses and reduce pain. Acupuncture causes the brain to release chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain killer and serotonin affects your mood and emotions and can sometimes also provide pain relief.

There are over 500 acupuncture points on the body. These points are places on your body which are thought to affect the way that your organs and tissues function. You may feel a tingling sensation when the needles are inserted, but it should not be painful.

Women's health (pelvic floor muscle weakness/incontinence)

Exercise forms an important part of physiotherapy. The aim is to increase mobility, muscle strength, and general fitness, build core stability, and reduce symptoms.

Pelvic floor exercises can help resolve incontinence problems in men and women by strengthening the muscles which support and surround the bladder. There are no side effects, the exercises can strengthen the pelvic floor and reduce the possibility of future complications. In fact, pelvic floor exercises are proven to improve over 70% of cases*.

Treating incontinence with simple rehabilitation is now widely supported by healthcare professionals. It is recommended that sufferers undergo at least three months of conservative treatment before considering surgery.

*Bond E, Dorey G, Eckford S and McDonnel K, (2004) Journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health. Vol 95, pp 66-70.

Sports injuries

In addition to regular physiotherapy services, BMI The Park Hospital also offer specialist sports injury services. Whether you are a professional sports person or a sports enthusiast of any age, with an acute or chronic injury, we understand your goal is to return to fitness as soon as possible.

At your first appointment, you will be assessed by a Sports Medicine Doctor and a physiotherapist if appropriate. You will also have access to a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon if necessary.

At BMI The Park Hopsital we use our expertise not only to offer the best treatment available for your injury, but also to look at the underlying causes of the injury and how to prevent future problems. We can offer you advice on prevention of sports injuries, warm up and muscle training for your particular sport, muscle imbalance and overuse and a biomechanical assessment.

Pilates

Pilates is a moderate form of exercise that can improve balance, flexibility, circulation, posture and help you to relax. Pilates is similar to yoga but with a greater focus on strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles.

Respiratory Physiotherapy

If you are struggling with breathlessness or a respiratory disorder, our Respiratory Physiotherapists can offer expert advice and teach you various breathing exercises or clearance techniques to  improve lung volume or help clear secretions from the lungs.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is the use of pure essential oils extracted from certain, plants, flowers, fruits, herbs, trees and spices and can be administered using massage. Oils are specifically tailored to treat the individual’s needs.  Effects of the oils may include relaxation, stress relief, pain relief and reduction of muscle spasm.

Reflexology

Reflexology is a form of complementary' medicine and involves a method of treatment using massage to reflex areas found in the feet and the hands. Most commonly, the feet are used as the areas to be treated.

Cancer Care Physiotherapy

At BMI The Park Hospital and The Park Cancer Centre we offer a comprehensive service to those patients diagnosed with Cancer in Nottinhamshire. This service includes:

  • Lymphoedema service- Lymphoedema is a chronic swelling caused by failure in lymph drainage which can be caused by cancer or its treatment. This is a specialised treatment involving massage, compression garments and exercises. Patients have prompt access to treatment as it is important to achieve good results and that treatment takes place in the early stages.
  • Exercise Classes- Many studies now show that exercise is beneficial to a patient during their cancer care. Being active during and after treatment can reduce treatment side effects, improve quality of life, reduce fatigue & breathlessness, depression/anxiety, improve bone health, cardiovascular fitness and help control weight. Small friendly classes allow patients to work at a level that is appropriate for them and to enjoy a relaxation session at the end of each class.
  • Aromatherapy and Reflexology service- BMI The Park hospital offers various forms of massage therapy as complimentary treatment for cancer patients. The therapies can be used alongside conventional treatment such as Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy and Surgery providing a holistic approach to treatment, aiming to care for the whole person.

Facilities

Our physiotherapy department has four private treatment rooms and a separate gym.

All physiotherapists at BMI The Park Hospital work closely as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary teams within the 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 provide on-site access to diagnostic imaging services which may include ultrasound, x-ray, MRI and CT scans.

The purpose-built physiotherapy gym enables our physiotherapists to work with you to provide expert advice and develop an exercise programme which meets your specific needs. Exercise forms an important part of physiotherapy, with the aim of increasing mobility, muscle strength and general fitness, building core stability, and reducing symptoms.

Services include personal training, and customised rehabilitation.

Our gym includes:

  • Bike
  • Treadmill
  • Free weights
  • Leg Press
  • Trampette

If we cannot help you with physiotherapy, we can quickly refer you to a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who can assess and discuss a future treatment pathway with you.

Prices & Bookings

Physiotherapy can help you recover following injury, surgery or illness. At BMI The Park Hospital you will receive treatment at an affordable price.The initial appointment lasts up to 1 hour and costs start from £65. Follow-up appointments usually last 30 minutes and costs start from £40.

Physiotherapy may be covered by your medical insurance. You will need to check your cover with your insurer first and you may need a GP referral. Alternatively, you can pay for your treatment by cash, debit or credit card.

Treatments

To find out more about our private physiotherapy services at BMI The Park Hospital, please contact us on 0115 966 2000 or alternatively, please complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch shortly.