Physiotherapy

Therapists trained to Help support you lead an active life

Physio can play a vital role in your rehabilitation if you've had an accident, sustained an injury or your mobility has been affected by illness or a medical procedure.

What is physiotherapy?

A science-based method of therapeutic techniques to help recovery of muscles and joints and rehabilitate them after illness, surgery and injuries. Physiotherapy helps you rebuild strength, restore your mobility, flexibility and function, it can support you back to full fitness or a more active life.

HCA UK Physiotherapy services

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Musculoskeletal

Specialised physiotherapy treating injuries and conditions affecting the muscles, joints, soft tissue and bones such as the back, neck, shoulders and knees.

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Paediatrics

Physiotherapy for children can include working with joints, muscles, sensation and balance to improve a child's strength, range of movement and coordination.

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For pregnancy

Helping treat the different types of discomfort and dysfunction you may experience during or after pregnancy

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Sports & Exercise

Our experienced sports physiotherapists help physically active people recover from sports-related injuries and improve sport performance

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Hand therapy

Hand therapy draws on physiotherapy and occupational therapy to support rehabilitation after an injury or surgery, or manage long-term or work-related conditions

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

Pool-based physiotherapy to support rehabilitation for a variety of conditions and injuries

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Respiratory

Physiotherapy to improve lung performance and breathing techniques, as well as diagnose and treat a range of lung and respiratory conditions.

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Physio and exercise rehabilitation

Women's health

Physiotherapy for bladder, bowel and pelvic conditions, including the menopause

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Physiotherapy after treatment or surgery

Our physiotherapists practice all branches of physiotherapy. They work closely with your medical team to help give you the most appropriate treatment.

  • Physio after gynaecological surgery

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    Even though gynaecological surgery affects you internally rather than externally, physiotherapy can help speed up your recovery and reduce the chance of long-term side effects. Depending on the type of surgery you've had, you'll be assessed by one of our physiotherapists. If they think you could...

  • Physio after a hip replacement

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    If you've had hip replacement surgery with us, our physiotherapy team will work with you to create a personalised rehabilitation plan, which includes physio exercises. Initially this involves some gentle stretching and breathing exercises while you're being cared for in hospital. These exercises...

  • Physio after a knee replacement

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    If you've had knee replacement surgery with us, our physiotherapy team will work with you to create a personalised recovery and rehabilitation plan, which includes physiotherapy exercises. Initially this will involve some gentle stretching and breathing exercises which we recommend you complete...

  • Physio for lymphoedema

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    If you develop lymphoedema after having cancer treatment, a type of physio called manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) can help relieve the symptoms. Your physiotherapist uses light, rhythmic massage techniques to move excess fluid (lymph) towards healthy lymphnodes. These lymphnodes then drain the fluid...

  • Physio after ACL surgery

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    When you have ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery, physiotherapy plays a vital part in your recovery and rehabilitation. It helps you strengthen and tone your muscles and minimise muscle wastage. It also helps your knee joint regain its range of movement, as well as keeping you mobile and active....

  • Lumbar disc surgery physio

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    The discs in between the vertebrae in the lower (lumbar) spine act like shock absorbers. If they become damaged, it can put pressure on the nerves in the spine, causing persistent pain. If non-surgical treatment options don’t help, lumbar disc surgery can be effective. Afterwards, consultants often...

  • Hip arthroscopy physio

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    A hip arthroscopy is a surgical procedure to evaluate and treat hip conditions such as acetabular labral tears and arthritis. The procedure takes around 45-60 minutes and is done under general anaesthetic, so you’ll be asleep. Alongside surgery, consultants often recommend physiotherapy to...

  • Physio after spinal surgery and injury

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    If you've had spinal decompression, spinal fusion or lumbar disc surgery with us, our physiotherapy team will work with you to create a rehabilitation plan. Initially this involves some gentle stretching and breathing exercises while you're in hospital. These will help to improve circulation and keep...

Our physiotherapy teams

Across the HCA UK network we offer physiotherapy to our inpatients, and on an outpatient basis.

Each physiotherapy team is made up of experienced physios who specialise in different areas of physiotherapy including musculoskeletal, respiratory, neurological and maternity.
 

Whether you're an inpatient or outpatient a physiotherapist will work with you to design a therapy plan that suits your individual needs in frequency and intensity. 

 

Physiotherapy at HCA UK is covered by most major insurers and is also available on a self pay basis. 

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Sports Physiotherapy

For those requiring physiotherapy in relation to a sports injury, we have specialist musculoskeletal physios at locations across our HCA UK network. 

Our partnership with the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) gives you access to a standard of sports physiotherapy previously only available to elite athletes. We also offer clinical Pilates and hold running assessment clinics.

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Neurological rehabilitation 

Physiotherapy can helps with physical problems caused by a neurological condition or injury such as head trauma or stroke.  

When physio is given as part of a neurological rehabilitation programme, the aim is to manage muscle contraction (spasticity), improve strength, co-ordination, balance and the ability to control movements in your body. 


Our physiotherapy locations

We offer inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy across our network of facilities in London

Contact us about our physiotherapy services

Our helpline advisors can assist with enquiries and booking an appointment with a physiotherapist.

020 7079 4344
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