The aim of physiotherapy is to enhance the body's own natural healing process. Treatment programmes can be designed to relieve pain and restore movement and function.
The team are experienced senior chartered physiotherapists with a variety of skills. Treatments include:
- Post-operative surgery ie 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
- 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.
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 Werndale Hospital we offer the following services:-
Manual therapy includes massage and manipulative techniques to improve joint movement and reduce pain. It can also reduce swelling, mobilise muscles, joints and nerves, and promote blood circulation to improve healing. We will always treat you on a "one to one" basis, in you rown consulting room, and have the luxury of a number of very experienced physiotherapists in this field.
Exercise forms an important part of physiotherapy. The aim is to increase mobility, muscle strength, and general fitness, build core stability, and reduce symptoms. We understand that exercise facilitates a return to your normal way of life as smoothly as possible.
Electrotherapy is the use of electrical energy to manage pain, reduce inflammation and rehabilitate muscles. Therapeutic ultrasound can be used to promote healing. TENS is a form of electrotherapy that uses surface electrodes to stimulate nerve fibres, primarily for pain relief. Another form of electrotherapy is called biofeedback, this can be used to teach the patient how to better control their movements to minimise pain.
Acupuncture is offered by some physiotherapists who have undertaken post graduate training. Acupuncture can be used on its own or in combination with physiotherapy to treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Amongst other things, acupuncture may help relieve back pain
Scientific research has shown how acupuncture can stimulate the body's physiological responses and reduce pain. Acupuncture causes the brain to release chemicals such as endorphins and serotonin. Endorphins are the body's natural pain killer and serotonin affects your mood and emotions and can also provide pain relief.
The treatment of sports injuries is part of the service at BMI Woodlands Hospital. We will not only offer the best treatment available for your injury, but we will also look at the underlying cause for the injury, and how to prevent further injuries.
We can offer you advice on prevention of sports injuries, warm up and muscle training for your particular sport, muscle imbalance and overuse and a biomechanical assessment. We can offer radiological services and consultants on site, thereby facilitating a quick return to your sport.
Our physiotherapy department has one private treatment room 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:
• Free weights
• Balance board
Within the department we offer:
Electrotherapy and TENS
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.