Physiotherapy is a proven, evidence based approach in treating musculoskeletal conditions. We offer a range of appointment times between the hours of 07.30 and 20:00 and can normally book patients in within 48 hours of their initial request. Your first visit will involve an assessment of your condition so that a treatment programme can be specifically developed for you.
All BMI physiotherapists are registered with both the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Health and Care Professions Council. They all work closely as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary team within the hospital so that, if necessary, you can benefit from fast referrals to a specialist consultant and access to high quality imaging technology 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*.
Our purpose-built physio-gym lets 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 through providing a service of personal training and customised rehabilitation Our aim is to increase mobility, muscle strength, and general fitness, as well as build core stability, and reduce symptoms.
Our gym equipment includes:
- AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill
- Parallell bars
- Cycling Pedals
- Static Exercise Bikes
- Parallel bars
- Free Weights
- Core stability Gym Balls
- Wobble cushions
At BMI The Saxon Clinic 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.
- 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 - 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.
- 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 (Lymphoedema only) – 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 (on an individual basis) - a form of exercise that may improve balance, strength, posture, flexibility and circulation. It focuses on strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles.
- Respiratory physiotherapy- relates to the assessment and treatment of people with disorders of the respiratory system. Physiotherapy is focused on maximising physical function and helping you manage symptoms.
- 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.
- Vestibular rehabilitation – 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.
See who is part of the physiotherapy team.
Make an appointment
You can make an appointment directly with a physiotherapist at the hospital or you can ask your GP to refer you if you prefer. Appointments are offered on a one-to-one basis and a full examination and assessment is carried out prior to commencement of a course of treatment. This ensures you are directed to the physiotherapist with specialist skills in that specific treatment area.
Physiotherapy may be covered by your medical insurance however you will need to check your cover with your insurer first. Alternatively you can pay for your treatment by cash, debit, credit card, or by using the BMI card.
*Some insurance companies allow direct referral access from your Personal Trainer