Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapy can help with a wide range of injuries and conditions including back and neck pain, repetitive strain injuries, joint pain and arthritis, muscle injuries, post surgery rehabilitation, and sports injuries. At BMI The Sloane Hospital we have physiotherapists who specialise in women’s health, acupuncture, and sports injuries.

Your first visit will involve an assessment of your condition so that a treatment programme can be specifically developed for you. We offer a wide range of therapies that are often used in combination in a treatment programme.

Integrated care

All BMI physiotherapists work closely as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary teams within our hospitals so that, if necessary, you can benefit from fast referrals and access to the latest imaging technologies 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.

Services

Treatments available: 

  • Gait analysis - an 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.
  • Hydrotherapy (Aquatic Therapy) (available off site at Orpington hospital) - uses a physiotherapy pool to provide relief from acute and chronic problems, and to help with rehabilitation.
  • Acupunture - acupuncture can be used on its own or in combination with physiotherapy to help treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Shockwave Therapy - also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, (ESWT) is used to treat chronic tendon problems, such as shoulder pain, painful heel, tennis elbow or pain in the Achilles tendon.
  • Physiotherapy for sports injuries - the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, joint and nerve problems caused by practising 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.
  • Hand therapy - assessment and holistic rehabilitation for patients with a hand or upper limb injury or condition, including arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, repetitive strain, trigger finger or soft tissues injuries or fractures.
  • Pilates - a form of exercise used to improve balance, strength, posture, flexibility and circulation. It focuses on strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles.
  • Pelvic health physiotherapy - treats a range of conditions that can cause pelvic problems, such as incontinence of the bladder or bowel, or pelvic pain.
  • Rehabilitation service (Care of the Elderly/Falls only) - this 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.
  • Pain management physiotherapy - 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.
  • Cancer physiotherapy services (Breastcare 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.
  • Respiratory Outpatients - used to manage symptoms related to disorders of the lungs, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.
  • Bracing/ aircast boot fitting
  • Ski fit classes - (seasonal)
  • Joint School
  • Return to sport class
  • Yoga sessions

Facilities

Our physiotherapy department has four private treatment rooms and includes a gym.

All BMI physiotherapists work closely as part of our integrated multi-disciplinary teams within our hospitals so that, if necessary, you can benefit from fast referrals and access to the latest imaging technologies 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.

Gym equipment

Our physiotherapists will work with you to provide expert advice and develop an exercise programme which meets your specific needs. Exercise forms an important part of physiotherapy. The aim is to increase mobility, muscle strength, and general fitness, build core stability, and reduce symptoms. Services include personal training, customised rehabilitation.

Our gym includes:

  • Bikes
  • Treadmill
  • Trampette
  • Bike
  • Free weights
  • Stepper
  • Cross trainer
  • Wobble boards
  • Pilates studio & equipment

Meet The Team

Rebecca Corner

Rebecca previously worked at Guy & St Thomas as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for seven years.  Currently she is Physiotherapy Manager at BMI The Sloane Hospital. She specialises in musculoskeletal, hydrotherapy and orthopaedics. Rebecca has completed musculoskeletal triage master module. She has an active clinical role between treating inpatients and outpatients. Also she has experience and interest in the treatment of pelvic girdle pain in obstetrics. Rebecca is an APPI trained Pilates Instructor and incorporates this within her physiotherapy treatment. Alongside electrotherapy, kinesotaping, manual and exercise therapy.

Pat Dyson

Pat joined BMI The Sloane Hospital in 1999. She has a special interest in inpatients, orthopaedics and general rehabilitation.

Pat is the Inpatient Physio Lead. She assists in the rehabilitation of medical patients and post orthopaedic surgery. Pat is a qualified Yoga Teacher she completed her yoga teacher training through the British Wheel of Yoga. Pat runs Arthritis UK recognised Yoga for Healthy Lower Back course. This incorporates yoga into the rehabilitation of patients with chronic lower back pain.

Alison Willis

Alison has over 10 year’s musculoskeletal experience. She previously worked at Lewisham Hospital and joined BMI The Sloane Hospital. Alison treats patients using a variety of treatment techniques including myofascial release, manual therapy, electrotherapy and rehabilitation exercise programs. 

Darren Bernard

Darren specialises in musculoskeletal injuries, Darren has completed an MSc in musculoskeletal football rehab.  He has a keen interest in treating paediatrics and young athletes and worked part time for a premiership football academy. He previously worked as a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Mayday Hospital in Croydon. Darren is a trained acupuncturist and specialises in musculoskeletal and sports specific rehabilitation.

Jake Lawrence-Carty

Jake previously worked at East Kent NHS trust as a Rheumatology Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and part time at BMI The Chaucer Hospital. Currently Jake works as a Senior Physiotherapist at the Royal Marsden Hospital and joined the BMI Sloane Team part time. He specialises in musculoskeletal, sports injuries and rheumatology. Jake uses a variety of treatment techniques including manual therapy, acupuncture, kinesotaping and exercise therapy. 

Hannah BaldockHannah Baldock

Hannah previously worked as a senior physiotherapist with Croydon University Hospital and First Community Health & Care at East Surrey Hospital. She specialises in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. Hannah works across outpatients and inpatients at BMI The Sloane Hospital. Hannah uses a variety of treatment options such as manual therapy, kinesotaping, sport rehabilitation, acupuncture and exercise therapy. Hannah has a keen interest in shoulder rehabilitation, the promotion of general health, fitness and well-being.

More information

If we cannot help you with physiotherapy, we can quickly refer you to our Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons who can deal with keyhole joint surgery, repair of ligament injuries, treatment of fractures and repair of tendon and nerve injuries.

Physiotherapy may be covered by your medical insurance. You will need to check your cover with your insurer first. Alternatively, you can pay for your treatment by cash, debit or credit card.