Excellence in movement and rehabilitation
At Harley Street Specialist Hospital, we recognise the importance of a holistic service to help our patients rehabilitate after treatment and to maintain and improve movement. Our physiotherapists are highly qualified, trusted professional clinicians who deliver a powerful service to aid rehabilitation and wellbeing.
Our mission is to build a leading physiotherapy practice within our hospital. As part of our commitment to excellence and outstanding patient care, we offer physiotherapy services to all our patients. We also welcome people to use our physiotherapy team as a standalone service.
Whatever your rehabilitation needs we can help you with our dedicated in-house physiotherapy team. Our Physiotherapists are highly qualified clinicians with varied experiences working with patients experienced in post-operative, post-trauma, and also more long-term problems that need management and specialist exercise to improve range of motion.
What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists help to restore movement and function when you are affected by injury, illness or by developmental or other disability. Physiotherapists aim to restore movement and function to as near normal or perfect as possible. Physiotherapists work in a wide variety of health settings and treat people with acute and chronic conditions. Acute problems may result after surgery or following an injury. Chronic conditions are more long-term problems that come as a result of trauma, wear and tear, or illness. Your condition may affect one or more of the body’s systems. Physiotherapists may focus on a specific treatment area or involve a more whole-body therapy. Physiotherapy is a hands-on treatment that can reduce pain, help movement, and build flexibility and strength.Physiotherapy doesn’t just help to alleviate the symptoms that you experience right here and now. Physiotherapy will go on to help you in the future. The holistic approach means that the physiotherapist involves you as a patient in your treatment and your care. They will likely follow up with exercises at home to maintain movement and involve you in your care.
Physiotherapy at Harley Street Specialist Hospital
We offer physiotherapy 5 days per week to support patients before and after surgery. We believe that physiotherapy can be transformative by changing the way that people feel about themselves as they recuperate. It is an important part of healing for a patient to take charge or their health and make positive steps to reduce pain, increase mobility and start to feel better. We know that this helps a patient’s confidence and overall wellbeing.
Our physiotherapists have extensive knowledge of physiology and anatomy. They are trained to evaluate and improve the movement and function of the body. Your physiotherapist will have access to your medical history to plan your treatment safely. However, they may also perform diagnostic tests of their own and ask you some questions in order to better understand your condition and set up the correct treatment pathway. Your physiotherapist will become a great support to you, understanding your specific needs and working to help you overcome any obstacles on your path to recovery.
Your physiotherapist will be used to helping a broad range of different people with very different clinical needs. On any given day they might work with children, an elite athlete, a person with a disability, or someone recovery from joint replacement surgery. It is their skill to create a treatment pathway that is right for you. Our physiotherapists are extremely personable, and they will go out of their way to understand your specific needs, adapting their approach to suit you.
What can physiotherapy treat?
Musculoskeletal physiotherapists can treat a variety of conditions that can affect muscles, joints, bones, nerves, ligaments and soft tissues.
This can help:
- Sports injuries
- Lower limb injuries (including hip, ankle, foot, knee, and groin)
- Upper limb injuries (including hand, wrist, shoulder, and elbow)
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Occupational work disorders (e.g. Repetitive strain, and carpal tunnel syndrome)
In some cases, our physiotherapists can also assist in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation to assist people who have more long term breathing problems, or with a structured comprehensive range of exercises to rehabilitate patients with cardiovascular problems.