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At BMI Winterbourne Hospital we offer a private physiotherapy service for patients based in Dorchester, Weymouth, Bridport and the surrounding areas.

Our Physiotherapy Clinic is made up of a team of dynamic and forward thinking Chartered Physiotherapists with a passion for getting clients back to their peak.

We are specialists in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions ranging from acute injury through to chronic long-term pain, sports or work-related issues and many more. We pride ourselves on excellent post-op rehabilitation skills and have close working links with many of the local orthopaedic consultants which greatly assists us in gaining optimal results following surgery.

For more information on our specialist services and treatment options please see below. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss your condition with us further to see if we are the service for you then please do not hesitate to contact us via the National Enquiry Centre or by emailing us at [email protected]

Specialist Services:

Hand Therapy

The hand therapy service is run by Maree Dethick-Jones our clinical specialist physiotherapist in hands. She is an expert in the diagnosis and management of hand and wrist conditions, as well as being highly experienced in the provision of bespoke splints.

Spinal Assessment Service

The Private Spinal Assessment Service is run by our clinical specialist physiotherapist Selina Saunders who has a wealth of knowledge in the diagnosis and management of many spinal conditions. The service is overseen by spinal surgeon Mr Andrew Hilton.

GMT Foot Scan — Gait Analysis and Phits 3D Orthotics

As experts in assessing lower limb biomechanics, our physiotherapists can develop individual exercise regimes to help manage any biomechanical issues you may have.

Alongside this we now have the Gait & Motion Foot Scan technology. The Foot Scan allows for accurate 2D and 3D analysis of static, balance and dynamic measurements, with the highest recording speed available today. This allows the clinician to see greater detail and conduct a more reliable gait and postural analysis. We are also now able also supply 'Phits' 3D printed insoles.

Post-operative Rehabilitation

The team are experts in managing all post-operative care and have close working relationships with the consultants in order to provide the best possible rehabilitation. We also have access to a wide variety of other treatments to optimise your rehabilitation experience such as the anti-gravity treadmill, hydrotherapy and much more.

Private Specialist Treatments 

Acupuncture - Several members of the team are highly experienced in the use of acupuncture for the management of many musculoskeletal conditions. This is generally used in conjunction with other forms of physiotherapy.

Anti-Gravity Treadmill (Alter-G) - The anti-gravity treadmill is a highly sophisticated piece of equipment that is designed to reduce the impact on the lower limb skeletal system. It can be used for a wide variety of conditions such as to reduce pain when walking and build strength for osteoarthritic joints or following surgery through to high level rehab for those wishing to return to sport.

Bracing - We offer a brace fitting service where we will help you to select and fit a bespoke brace that best caters to your needs. These can range from unloader braces for knee osteoarthritis through to stability braces to reduce pain and enable rehab following injury.

Hydrotherapy - Water-based exercises are carried out in a heated pool. This is a fantastic method of exercising whilst supported by the water and is particularly helpful for those with severe pain or following surgery. 

Shockwave therapy- Shockwave therapy is a treatment mainly used for the management of tendon injuries. It can be used for many conditions in both the more acute and chronic stages such as plantar fasciitis, gluteal tendinopathy and patella tendinopathy alongside the provision of a rehabilitation exercise regime designed by your therapist. The shockwave treatment helps to remodel the tissue whilst the exercise regime will be designed to appropriately load your tendon to promote greater healing and ultimately pain reduction.

Pilates - We have several clinicians experienced in the provision of Pilates classes which are run in groups at the hospital. Alternatively, if you would prefer booking 1:1 sessions, this can also be provided on request.


Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.

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Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.

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Spread the cost

Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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