Tailored Services from Chartered Physiotherapists in Birmingham.
Our physiotherapy team consists of highly skilled chartered physiotherapists with extensive experience in many settings of healthcare, from professional sport to long term problems.
We have clinics at both our Birmingham hospitals, The Priory and Edgbaston, and Ashfurlong Medical Centre in Sutton Coldfield.
What we treat
Our physios treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including, low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, headaches and whiplash, as well as pre and post-operative orthopaedic conditions i.e. knee and hip replacements, shoulder and spinal surgery.
We also cater for sports injuries, whether amateur or professional, aiming to get you back to fitness quickly with minimum fuss. Approximately 90% of all sports injuries will not need surgery which makes physiotherapy an excellent initial point of contact for diagnosis.
If further investigations are required, or surgery is needed, we are able to give you rapid access to scans such as X-ray, MRI, ultrasound and CT, and can also make a speedy referral to a leading orthopaedic consultant or sports physician.
At BMI Healthcare, we use our expertise not only to offer the best treatment available for your injury, but also to look at the underlying causes of injury and how to prevent future problems. We can offer you advice on prevention of injures/sports injuries, warm up and muscle training for your particular sport, muscle imbalance and overuse and a biomechanical assessment.
Sports injuries treated include the following:
- Muscle tears
- Tendon and ligament
- Overuse injuries
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Knee, ankle and foot pain
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
Our other specialist outpatient clinics include women’s and men’s Health, respiratory care and Shockwave Therapy.
At BMI The Priory 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.
- 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.
- 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 - 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.
- 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 - 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Respiratory Outpatient Service
Cardiac, thoracic and respiratory physiotherapy is available at BMI The Priory Hospital and we can offer treatments for a variety of conditions including:
- Hyperventilation Syndrome
- Energy conservation
- Cough management
- Breathing retraining
- Chest clearance techniques
- Exercise and positioning advice