Progress is Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital’s advanced sports medicine and physiotherapy centre

Progress is a unique consultant led service offering exemplary care in the fields of sports medicine and physiotherapy for musculoskeletal health and human performance. Operating from a state-of-the-art facility in Cambridge, Progress is suitable for a wide range of patients, including those suffering from sports related injuries, severe pain and arthritis, medical conditions requiring exercise for health related benefits, or those who want to improve their fitness levels as part of a training programme.

"I consider myself very lucky to have enjoyed outstanding professional care at the Progress"
Joy Seiler

Utilising holistic models of care and multidisciplinary patient focussed programmes; Progress is overseen by a leading consultant in rheumatology and sport and exercise medicine working with high level physiotherapists and podiatrists.

Whether recovering from surgery, coping with pain, or an elite athlete striving for the next level of performance, we are here to help you make progress.

Progress opened earlier in 2012 and has a fully equipped rehabilitation suite featuring an AlterG anti-gravity treadmill  the HUMAC NORM Isokinetics system and the Pilates Reformer.

Our highly experienced and recognised team of consultants and specialists assist in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients suffering from common injuries, including muscle strains, hip and knee injuries, back & neck pain and those requiring physiotherapy following surgery.

A full range of treatments and services at Progress help improve people’s health and wellbeing and include:

Specialist physiotherapy team

The Progress physiotherapy team at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital provide specialist, personal, professional and highly skilled private physiotherapy treatment. All our staff under-take 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.

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.

Consultant Led Clinics at Progress

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

Rapid Access 'Drop in' Sports Injury Clinic

If you have suffered a sports injury within the last 7 days*, our specialist multi-disciplinary team will ensure you get treatment and advice to return you to fitness. At the 'drop in' clinic you will receive a clinical assessment with our Sports Injury Specialist Doctor.

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At Progress Physiotherapy you can expect:

  • Convenient appointment times to suit your needs
  • Quick assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  • Treatment without the need for a GP referral if you are not claiming from your insurer
  • Treatment whether you are insured or not
  • Analysis of recurring injuries


  • Practical advice on the continuation of training
  • A comprehensive recovery programme
  • Gym-orientated rehabilitation, guidance and planning
  • Isokinetics – functional movement analysis

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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

    Consultant led

    Having played a major role in 2008 as Chief Medical Officer of the Team GB Athlete holding camp for the Beijing Olympic Games, Professor Cathy Speed, Consultant in Rheumatology, Sport & Exercise Medicine held a  senior medical role at the recent London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    She is the Clinical Director of Progress, The Cambridge Centre for Health and Performance and is a senior physician at the English Institute of Sport and a member of the British Olympic Medical Committee. She is also the Chief Medical Officer of
    GB Badminton and also MCCC at Lords.

    Professor Speed; whom was based at the Elite athlete clinic in the Olympic village for the games, supported all athletes from all participating nations. With over 10,000 athletes at the Olympic Games and over 4000 at the Paralympics, Professor Speed was hands-on to the demands of the elite athlete services.

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