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.
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
Acupuncture can be used on its own or in combination with physiotherapy to treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
It can stimulate the body’s physiological responses and reduce pain, back pain in particular. 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 can also provide pain relief.
Ergonomics is the discipline concerned with fitting people to their environment in order to minimise stresses on the body. It may involve a work station assessment and advice concerning seating, posture and ergonomic aids.
Exercise is an integral part of physiotherapy. It can reduce pain, increase range of motion of joints, improve core strength, aid return to sport or work activities and improve general fitness. Therefore, exercise will be a staple part of your rehabilitation whether recovering from surgery, injury or returning to sport.
Manual therapy includes soft tissue massage, mobilisation and manipulative techniques. These techniques are proven to reduce pain and improve the range of joint movement. It can also reduce swelling, and promote blood circulation to improve healing. Manual therapy is supported by clinical research for many musculoskeletal conditions and also a recommended treatment by the NICE for the management of lower back pain.
Pilates is a moderate form of exercise that can improve balance, flexibility, circulation, posture, reduce pain and help you to relax. Pilates is similar to yoga, but with a greater focus on strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles. We offer one-to-one sessions or classes.
Shockwave Therapy is a treatment where a hand held applicator applies radial shockwaves through the skin to the injured part of the body. The radial waves initiate an inflammatory response, which accelerates the body’s natural healing process through increasing the blood circulation, the ingrowth of blood vessels and the metabolism in the injured tissue.
This treatment can be used for:
- Myofascial trigger points
- Tendinopathies e.g. plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, Golfer's/Tennis elbow
Shockwave Therapy is an evidence based treatment and a recommended treatment by NICE.
Ultrasound can be therapeutically used within the physiotherapy session. It can be used for soft tissue injuries and more chronic conditions, with a view to promoting healing and relieving pain.
These treatments may be offered in isolation or combination. At BMI Healthcare, we will offer an individual tailored approach to your specific needs. Your physiotherapist will explain their findings from the assessment and discuss with you all the treatment options available ensuring you are at the core of your rehabilitation process.