Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

If you’re suffering from any injuries or conditions that are affecting your muscles, joints, or soft tissues, our Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists can help.

What is musculoskeletal physiotherapy?

This is a specialised area of physiotherapy which helps treat injuries and conditions that affect your muscles, joints, and soft tissues, such as:

  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage tears
  • Post-surgery rehab
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain

How we can help

Our team is highly skilled in assessing, treating and managing all sorts of injuries and conditions. We aim to get you feeling like yourself again, so that you can feel confident and get back to doing the things you love most.

To achieve this we implement evidence-based therapy, help you to understand your condition, and treat or manage it with personalised plans that suit your lifestyle and routine. We also work closely with Consultants and Sports Doctors, so that we can draw on diverse expertise, helping you recovery as quickly as possible. If you’re booked in for a surgery, this often means that we’ll be involved and working with you both before and after your operation, so that we can make sure you’re in the best position possible for a success rehabilitation.

What we do

We use manual therapy techniques such as massage and joint mobilisation, as well as exercise and rehab methods to treat pain and get you feeling confident and in control of your recovery. We’ll always involve you in any decisions, so you’ll never be put in a position where you don’t feel comfortable or unsure.

We also have the latest state-of-the-art equipment such as our Shockwave machine, and an outstanding gym, where we can show you various techniques and practice them together, so that you can have the confidence to continue exercising in your own time.

Home visits

If you’re struggling to get around, our physiotherapists can visit you at home if you live within a mile radius of our hospital.

Our physios will work with you to create an exercise programme that will help reduce your pain and get you back on your feet again.

Once you’re able to move more freely and have more confidence, we hope that you’ll be able to attend appointments in our clinic. Here, you’ll be able to use our specialist equipment which will help better help you in the next stage of your recovery.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on +44 207 806 4060.

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 health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

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

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, 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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