Whether it’s a sports injury, rehabilitation after an operation or general aches and pains, physiotherapy can help with a wide range of conditions.
Our physiotherapy team consists of highly skilled chartered physiotherapists with extensive experience in many settings of healthcare, from professional sport to long term problems.
If you’re looking for physiotherapy in Birmingham, read on to see what treatments and facilities we offer. We run daily clinics at both our Birmingham hospitals, The Priory and Edgbaston.
How we work
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 e.g. knee and hip replacements, shoulder and spinal surgery.
We 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 offer rapid access to scans such as X-Ray, MRI, ultrasound and CT, as well as direct referrals to leading orthopaedic consultants on-site.
At BMI Healthcare, we don’t just treat the symptom, we use a holistic approach to assess and treat the underlying cause of your problem or injury, to help prevent issues in the future. We can offer you expert advice and evidence-based treatment to help get you moving again.
Conditions we treat:
- Back and neck pain
- Tendinopathy e.g. Achilles tendon pain
- Women’s and men’s health conditions e.g. incontinence
- Joint pain
- Osteoarthritis (OA)
- Shoulder problems e.g. frozen shoulder
- Ligament sprains
- Foot and ankle problems e.g. plantar fasciitis
- Elbow, wrist and hand problems e.g. Tennis elbow
- Muscle strains
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Knee pain
- Cartilage tears
Our other specialist outpatient clinics include respiratory care, hand therapy and nerve conduction testing (see below).
Services we offer
At BMI The Priory and Edgbaston Hospitals 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.
- 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 use of medicines e.g. steroid to help treat inflammatory conditions e.g. Osteoarthritis and bursitis.
- 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 - we run weekly physio-led Pilates sessions which are small-group and tailored to individual needs. Classes run as a block of 6 weekly sessions and on sign up you’ll receive a new Pilates mat and 2 foam Pilates blocks.
- Pilates - 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.
- Respiratory outpatient service - we offer treatment for many respiratory conditions e.g. COPD, Bronchiectasis, Asthma and issues post-surgery using a variety of techniques including chest clearance techniques, breathing retraining and education.
- 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.
Pelvic Health Rehabilitation
We have a specialist pelvic health physiotherapist on site, to assess and treat both women and men with any pelvic health issues.
How we can help women
- Pre and post pregnancy – advice/assessment with pelvic pain, urinary/bowel incontinence, diastasis recti, return to fitness post-partum
- Urinary incontinence-stress, urge and mixed
- Bowel issues - constipation, defaecation training, bowel incontinence
- Pelvic Organ prolapse (POP)
- Pre to post menopause - management of symptoms
- Pre and post gynaecological surgery, urological surgery and colorectal surgery
How we can help men
- Pre and post prostate surgery
- Urinary incontinence/bladder over activity
- Bowel - defaecation training, constipation, bowel incontinence
Current NICE guidelines advocate first line management of urinary incontinence, and conservative management of POP (pelvic organ prolapse) should be physiotherapy. Just because it's common does not make it normal…
- Annual cost of urinary incontinence in UK is £353 million
- 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men will experience urinary leakage at some point in their life
- Women are 5 times more likely to develop urinary incontinence than men
- Only 1 in 5 women affected women seek help incontinence issues, 40% are too embarrassed to consult their GP
- Women wait on average 6 years as a minimum before seeking a health care professional for bladder problems
- Only 38% of women with incontinence admit to exercising their pelvic floor
- Only 50% know how to do them properly
- Pelvic floor muscle exercises are more effective when supported by physiotherapy
Initial MSK Physiotherapy Assessment -from £54 (from 45 mins +).
Follow up MSK Physiotherapy Treatment - £42 (30 mins).
Shockwave Therapy - £100 (30-minute session following a normal initial assessment).
Cybex Isokinetic - Machine price is incorporated as part of the physiotherapy assessment/treatment.
ALTERG® - price is incorporated as part of the physiotherapy assessment/treatment.
*Please note – all physiotherapy treatments will require an initial assessment with a physiotherapist in order to assess suitability and safety (see prices above).
COVID-19 Remote Consultations Update - 7/6/20
Our physiotherapy services remain open for business, and we continue to accept new referrals - you do not need to have seen your GP or a Consultant to refer yourself for Physiotherapy.
However, the safety of patients and our staff is of paramount importance to us, so we continue to operate a ‘Virtual first’ approach, as recommended by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
For full details on how BMI is keeping its Physiotherapy patients safe
Call us on 0800 404 6660 to arrange your appointment