Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy with Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital is carried out at Progress, the Cambridge Centre for Health and Performance.

Open to all, Progress offers cohesive health and performance treatments and support to everybody; from elite athletes and sports injury patients, to post-operation recovery patients, rehabilitation patients and those simply wishing to improve their health, fitness and lifestyle.

To make a physiotherapy appointment at Progress please call us on 01223 200580


The centre is led by Professor Cathy Speed, Consultant in Rheumatology, Sport and Exercise Medicine and supported by a highly experienced and recognised team of consultants and specialists.

The centre provides a wide range of treatments and services all centred around the core principle of patient health and wellbeing, including:

The Progress physiotherapy team at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital provide specialist, personal, professional and highly skilled private physiotherapy treatment. All our staff undertake regular continuing professional development, helping to ensure that our treatments are up to date with all the latest developments in physiotherapy practice.

The treatments we use are evidence based and are continuously updated and improved. Our services are available to everyone whether they have private medical insurance or not. If you are paying for your treatment we can often offer fixed price all inclusive packages so that there are no surprises.


At Spire Healthcare hospitals our physiotherapy patients have their musculo-skeletal conditions treated using the latest physio techniques and equipment. Our physiotherapists utilise up to date research to ensure best clinical practice and work in close liaison with consultants and GPs. This ensures that patients receive a highly focused course of treatment to suit their individual needs.

We aim to provide the best treatment and advice in order to help return you to normal fitness as soon as possible. The earlier you request an assessment for an injury or musculo-skeletal problem and receive appropriate treatment, the faster we will be able to help you resume your daily activities and sports.

Do I require a referral letter from my GP?

  • For self-funding patients no referral letter is necessary
  • Insured Patients do require a referral letter to be provided by your GP or consultant prior to your appointment being made

What happens at a physiotherapy appointment?

  • A detailed history will be taken, followed by a thorough assessment of your condition
  • You will receive expert advice and treatment and we will provide you with a personal recovery programme tailored to your needs
  • With your permission our physiotherapists will liaise with your GP and provide a detailed discharge summary at the end of your treatment
  • Our physiotherapists can also refer you to a consultant who can arrange diagnostic tests if necessary including X-ray, CT and MRI scanning.

To make a physiotherapy appointment simply call your local Spire hospital or complete the form on the right-hand side of this page.

Here is what our patients are saying about us


Progress is a Centre of excellence and efficiency offering high quality and well managed Consultations, Physiotherapy,a friendly reception,tranquil seating area and well equipped gymnasium all under one roof. At my first consultation I was experiencing severe pain in lower back and neck. The problem was rapidly diagnosed by Professor Cathy Speed and the referrals for the necessary procedures organised.

The second phase was to have Physiotherapy with Caroline a very caring and knowledgeable person.After three sessions of physiotherapy I was able,under careful supervision,to enjoy the excellent facilities in the Progress Gym.This was the highlight of the total experience because due to severe pain I had been unable to use a Gym for over four years.

Now at the age of seventy four I am able to enjoy short sessions on carefully selected apparatus. I consider myself very lucky to have enjoyed outstanding professional care at the Progress. Kind Regards to you all and a big thank you".

Joy Seiler



Thank you for the excellent advice and Physio treatment provided during my rehabilitation from a hip replacement. The recent sessions enabled me to gain additional mobility and confidence when walking and day to day activities. I now plan to join a group exercise class in St Neots for people recovering from operations, etc, which will add to my rehabilitation.

Many thanks again for your help which was much appreciated.
Martin Ede

Directions to Progress

Progress can be reached from the M11 signposted to Newmarket, leave at junction 14 or from the A14 leave at junction 32 signposted Cambridge, Histon, and Cottenham.

Follow the B1049 towards Histon and Cottenham. Proceed through the traffic lights, past the Holiday Inn on your right and over the bridge.

Continue through the next set of traffi c lights then turn left at the following set of traffic lights.


Follow the road around to the left, and take the first right into Chivers Way. Take the fourth left, immediately past the coffee shop, and Progress can be found on the ground floor of Conqueror House.

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For further information or to make an appointment:

Progress, The Cambridge Centre for Health and Performance

Conqueror House
Vision Park, Chivers Way,
Histon, Cambridge,
CB24 9ZR

Telephone: 01223 200580
Fax: 01223 200581
info@progresshealth.co.uk
www.progresshealth.co.uk

Isokentic testing at Progress



Fitness testing has a wide range of formats. Specific methods will be tailored depending on your circumstances and goals. Assessment is not just for the athletic individual – it has many uses in those who have medical conditions, and those who are simply ‘unfit’. Click here to read more on Isokinetic Testing


AlterG at Progress


Now available at Progress the AlterG treatmill designed originally for NASA’s astronauts, uses the Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology and has been adapted by AlterG for use in training and rehabilitation.

The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a medical device that can be used for

  • Rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries
  • Treatment of neurological conditions
  • Weight bearing reduction on joints and limbs
  • Aerobic conditioning
  • General training to combat the diseases of aging

Click here to read more on the AlterG

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