Treatment programmes can be designed to relieve pain and restore movement and function.
The team are experienced senior state registered physiotherapists with a variety of skills.
- Post-operative surgery i.e. knee and hip replacements
- Musculoskeletal conditions such as back and neck pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, headaches and whiplash, sports injuries such as ligaments, strains etc.
- Gynaecological problems such as stress incontinence, neurological problems such as rehabilitation for strokes, multiple sclerosis etc.
- Orthopaedic conditions such as pre and post-operative joint replacement and spinal surgery etc.
- Manipulative technique and manual therapy
- Muscle imbalance training
- Rehabilitation programmes
- Ergonomic advice and posture correction
- Self-help, advice and education.
Facilities include treatment rooms and high-tech electrical equipment. Appointments are on a one-to-one basis and a full examination and assessment is carried out prior to commencement of a course of treatment.
A GP or consultant referral is not essential. You may book an appointment by telephoning the above number. Self pay patients are most welcome; insured patients are advised to contact their insurance company before arranging any treatment.
At BMI The Somerfield Hospital 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 diagnose 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.
- 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.
Our physiotherapy department has five 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.
The purpose-built physio-gyms at our hospitals let 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. 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:
- Exercise bike
- Wobble boards
- Free weights
- Gym balls
- Kettle bells
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.