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London's Leading Physiotherapy Unit

The Physiotherapy Unit at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is one of the UK’s leading Physiotherapy centres, offering a comprehensive range of services at your convenience.

Pelvic Health

Respiratory Physiotherapy

Our expertise

Our Physiotherapy Department provides a comprehensive service to hospital inpatients, as well as providing a wide range of outpatient treatments.

You do not always need to be referred by your doctor to access our services, although we do prefer to communicate with them in managing your treatment.

Our staff

The department is staffed by chartered physiotherapists and has a cross section of specialist skills and interests amongst its physiotherapists.

We don’t believe that one physiotherapist can treat all complaints. Therefore, in addition to our musculo-skeletal team, we have specialists in Respiratory, Women’s Physiotherapy, Neuro-rehab, Hand and Paediatrics.

We aim to work as a team with other medical professionals to ensure that an integrated and comprehensive approach to care is achieved.

We also have access to Occupational Therapy services. In addition the department has close links with several national sporting organisations.


The department is fully equipped with a rehabilitation gymnasium, neuro assessment room, occupational therapy and a home living assessment room.

Services available

The Physiotherapy Department at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth provides assessment and treatment of a wide spectrum of conditions, including:

  • musculoskeletal pain/dysfunction
  • back pain, neck pain
  • strained ligaments
  • muscle injuries
  • neural pain, cerviogenic headaches
  • sports injuries
  • post operative rehabilitation
  • women’s health
  • stress/urge incontinence
  • antenatal/postnatal advice
  • repetitive strain injury
  • ergonomic advice
  • pilates classes


Our experienced Neuro-physiotherapy team is highly skilled in the management and rehabilitation of neurological conditions.

Our team understands that patients who have suffered a stroke require ongoing treatment to maintain improvement in the patient’s ability to perform the tasks needed for everyday life.

Everyone coming to us for treatment is individually assessed and our physios work with the patient and their family to identify and achieve their goals.

How can our specialist neuro-physiotherapists help?

  • Coordination and balance re-training
  • Functional activities promoting independence and participation in daily life
  • Bespoke mobility and strength training to suit the patient’s needs
  • Improving exercise tolerance
  • Normalising muscle tone
  • Trunk stability & strengthening
  • Gait retraining

Services available include:

  • Outpatient therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Domiciliary therapy (home-based)
  • Acute inpatient stroke therapy
  • Stroke inpatient rehabilitation

Domiciliary services

Both occupational therapy and physiotherapy offer home assessment.

Communication and co-ordinated care

Working as a team, we use a range of skills to ensure the optimum management of all conditions. Our aim is to help patients get better and stay better.  We ensure excellent communication between all our staff members as well as GP’s and other healthcare providers.

Flexible Appointment Times

With clinics running until 7pm on weekdays, we will do our best to work around your schedule.  For further details visit the contact us page or call the physiotherapy unit on 020 7806 4010.

State-of-the-art facilities

The Physiotherapy Unit benefits from a custom built facility offering state-of-the-art care and treatment options for all patients. The facility provides personalised one-to-one assessment and treatment with flexible opening hours, a rehabilitation gym and home visits available.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4010.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRI’s a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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    Our charity

    The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth is a charity, meaning every time you visit here for treatment you are helping someone less fortunate than yourself.

    Our aim is to help care for the sick, whilst putting back profits from our world-renowned organisation to fund our on-site hospice and clinics. Our key objectives are to make sure that patients receive the support and treatment they need in an environment that is safe and secure, offering the very highest standards of care to whoever seeks it.

    As a charity, we must operate on a not-for-profit basis and our assets are used for charitable purposes.


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    We pride ourselves on the family-feeling we have at the Hospital and the development and happiness of our staff. We want to give you the opportunity to work in a feel-good environment that provides you with the opportunity to develop your expertise.

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