At BMI The Shelburne Hospital Physiotherapy department, physiotherapy is provided in private treatment rooms and a gym. We offer a wide range of therapeutic interventions with clear protocols. We are able to treat many injuries and conditions including back and neck pain, repetitive strain injuries, joint pain and arthritis, muscle injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and sports injuries. A comprehensive list of our services offered is below.
All BMI physiotherapists and work closely as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary teams within our hospitals, enabling you, where indicated to benefit from fast referrals and access to imaging technologies to help accurately diagnose and aid treatment.
Physiotherapy at The Shelburne
Your first visit will involve a thorough assessment of your condition so that a treatment programme can be specifically developed with you. We offer a wide range of therapies that are often used in combination in a treatment programme.
Winter sports and ski injuries
- Acupuncture physiotherapy – acupuncture can be used on its own or in combination with physiotherapy to help treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
- 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.
- 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 - (excluding Neuro Physio) 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.
- 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 - a form of exercise that may improve balance, strength, posture, flexibility and circulation. It focuses on strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles.
- Rehabilitation services - (excluding Neuro Physio) 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.
If you have a winter sports or skiing injury, BMI The Shelburne Hospital’s Physiotherapy Department can help. We offer a full assessment of your condition and a specific treatment regime to suit your needs.
We treat the following conditions:
- Muscle tears
- Tendon and ligament injuries
- Overuse injuries
- Knee, ankle and foot pain
- Shoulder and wrist problems
- Tennis/ golfer’s elbow
Paying for treatment
All patients are welcome – whether they choose to pay directly for their treatment or by using their private medical insurance
We arrange direct settlement with insurance companies, but patients should pre-check their level of cover
For self-paying patients we accept a number of payment methods including the BMI Card
Making an Appointment
You can self-refer without seeing your GP; alternatively you can ask your GP or Consultant to refer you. Physiotherapy may be covered by your medical insurance. You will need to check your cover with your insurer first. You can pay for your treatment by cash, debit or credit card. Our outpatient appointment system is flexible, with morning and afternoon appointments.
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