What is our rehabilitation service?
We offer a rehabilitation service following clinical treatment that aims to improve
- Orthopaedic surgery, such as knee replacements and hip replacements
- Muscle, ligament or joint injuries
- Spinal injuries or surgery
- Neurological conditions , such as strokes, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
- Cardiac surgery
Following an accident or injury, treatment may be co-ordinated by a team of specialists including physiotherapists, nurses, doctors and psychologists. Starting with a full assessment, the aim of a rehabilitation programme is to achieve the maximum potential recovery for physical and mental wellbeing and a return to normal living activities.
Specific rehabilitation programmes
We also offer rehab programmes that are tailored to specific conditions such as balance issues and falls, cardiac illnesses or neurological conditions.
- Balance and falls therapy for the elderly
Balance can deteriorate for a variety of reasons. Our specially trained physiotherapist will review your falls history, help to identify the cause and provide a program specific to your needs. The physiotherapist will identify specific muscle groups that are weak or tight. They will prescribe exercises to strengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility and improve your balance and agility. As with all exercises, your chances of recovery are greater if you stick to the home exercise programme and bring them into your daily routine.
Falls classes are available at some hospitals. These enable you to attend a weekly course of treatment in small groups that will cover exercise and education. The physiotherapist can advise on how you can help improve your balance and how to make your environment safer, to reduce your risk of falling again.
Certain sites also offer home visits by an occupational therapist or a falls specialist physiotherapist.
Many BMI Healthcare hospitals have physiotherapists in their team that specialise in balance and falls. You can ask for details of the classes available as well as one-to-one treatment options.
- Cardiac rehabilitation
Cardiac rehabilitation is designed to limit the physiological and psychological effects of living with a cardiac illness, enhance the recovery of patients after surgery and help them return to their daily living. This is a multidisciplinary team approach, with the individual at the centre of the care.
You can benefit from cardiac rehab if you:
- Have had myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Are suffering from unstable angina
- Have undergone cardiac surgery, such as cardiac artery bypass surgery or percutaneous coronary interventions
- You suffer from chronic heart failure
Cardiac rehabilitation has three phases. Before the surgery, the therapist will talk you through your cardiac rehabilitation. Once the surgery is completed, you will be seen for the duration of your stay and the therapist will work with you to improve mobility until you can continue independently at home.
Upon discharge, strategies are discussed of how to proceed with exercises at home (phase two). Most patients are referred to a community-based service for phase two. This phase comprises of physical activity, education on healthy lifestyle choices, how to take your medicines, relaxation and psychological support.
If you have been admitted to hospital for a procedure/intervention, you will be seen by a team of healthcare professionals, which may include the cardiologist/cardiothoracic surgeon, a cardiac nurse, a dietician and a physiotherapist. They will all play a part in your cardiac rehabilitation whilst you are an inpatient. If deemed necessary, a physiotherapist can support you through phase two in an outpatient setting. Phase three of your cardiac rehabilitation tends to take place in the community.
- Neurological rehabilitation
This programme is created for people suffering from neurological conditions, disorders or injuries. A neurological condition can cause problems such as uncontrolled or loss of movement, loss of sensation, loss of muscle tone and weakness or muscle spasms, all of which can affect walking, balance and day-to-day activities.
A neurological rehab programme may help to improve function and overall wellbeing as well as alleviate your symptoms. This is a multidisciplinary team approach.
Neurological rehabilitation can be recommended if you suffer from neurological conditions such as:
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
At the initial consultation, your physiotherapist will complete a thorough assessment to understand your individual needs, and agree a treatment plan tailored to you. The assessment can also help us understand if you would benefit from other services, such as occupational therapy, speech and language therapy or a dietician.
Our aim is to help maximise your recovery from a neurological disorder, helping to improve your independence and function.
How much does the rehabilitation service cost?
An initial assessment with a physiotherapist at BMI Healthcare costs from £54*.
Why have rehabilitation at BMI Healthcare?
Integrated approach: our therapists work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team such as consultants, occupational therapists and dieticians, to ensure the best possible outcome for your condition.
Locations throughout the UK: with over 50 hospitals across England, Scotland and Wales, patients all over the country can access private physiotherapy treatment near them.
*This is a starting from price and varies by hospital