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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Pelvic health rehabilitation - pelvic health physiotherapists are specially trained to assess and treat a range of conditions that can cause pelvic problems, such as incontinence of the bladder or bowel, or pelvic pain.
- 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 - (only offered as part of treatment not classes) a form of exercise that may improve balance, strength, posture, flexibility and circulation. It focuses on strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles.
- Respiratory physiotherapy- relates to the assessment and treatment of people with disorders of the respiratory system. Physiotherapy is focused on maximising physical function and helping you manage symptoms.
- Rehabilitation service - (care of the elderly/falls only) 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.
- Ultrasound - can be used as a diagnostic tool or therapeutically within the physiotherapy session. It uses high frequency wave sounds to create an image of an organ or muscles in the body.
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
- Exercise bars
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.