Physiotherapy at Spire Cheshire Hospital

Why should I have my treatment at a Spire Healthcare hospital?
At a Spire Healthcare hospital your assessment and treatment are carried out by highly trained physiotherapists, using modern electrotherapy equipment and facilities together with manual therapies.
What service does Spire Cheshire Hospital offer?
At Spire Cheshire Hospital the physiotherapy department offers fast and effective treatment to aid recovery from injury or other medical conditions in a caring and friendly environment.
The physiotherapy department specialises in musculo-skeletal conditions including:

  • arthritis and rheumatism
  • back pain
  • balance disorders
  • biomechanics (body movement and mobility)
  • continence services (female)
  • ergonomic problems
  • dizziness
  • gait irregularities
  • joint problems
  • muscle, ligament and tendon injuries and repairs
  • motion sickness
  • muscle imbalance
  • neck pain
  • paediatrics
  • post-operative breast care
  • post-operative rehabilitation
  • posture problems
  • sports/dance injuries
  • upper and lower limb problems
  • vertigo
  • work related injuries
  • whiplash and personal injury

State-of-the-art facilities:
Patients are treated using state-of-the-art equipment including a isocom isokinetic unit for assessing and treating musculo-skeletal conditions. Spire Cheshire Hospital’s physiotherapists utilise up to date research in clinical practice.
Who are the specialists that practise at Spire Cheshire Hospital?
The Physiotherapy Department is managed by Karen Whalley. Assessments and treatments at Spire Cheshire Hospital are carried out by physiotherapists who are Chartered (MCSP) and all have post graduate education in musculoskeletal conditions. We are all registered with the Health Professional Council
Physiotherapy patients at Spire Cheshire Hospital can benefit from access to on-site diagnostic facilities including X-ray, CT and MRI scanning and our physiotherapists work alongside the surgeons to assess your injuries and rehabilitation. A number of specialist surgeons also work closely with the department. 
Please remember that the physiotherapy department is open to everyone, not just insured patients.
Do I need a GP referral?
GP referral is encouraged but not essential. You may simply call the physiotherapy department at Spire Cheshire Hospital on 01925 215027 and we will arrange a clinical assessment for you.
Please note that if you are claiming on your insurance, a GP referral is usually required.
What happens at the initial consultation?
At the first visit you will receive a thorough clinical assessment, which will include a physical examination and an individual treatment plan will be agreed. If required, we also have excellent links with our on-site imaging department (X-ray/MRI scanner) and consultants to offer a quality service to get you ‘back on track’, and can advise you fully if referral on is necessary
What will the treatment include?
At Spire Cheshire Hospital the physiotherapy department offers fast and effective treatment to aid recovery for injury or other medical conditions in a caring and friendly environment.
The physiotherapy department has a fully equipped gymnasium and offers specially trained physiotherapists in the following fields:

  • acupuncture
  • aromatherapy
  • back care
  • breast surgery rehabilitation
  • continence care
  • core stability
  • electrotherapy
  • exercise therapy
  • incontinence
  • information for a safe return to participating in sporting activity
  • isocom (isokinetics)
  • maitland mobilisation
  • manual therapy
  • mcKenzie mobilisation
  • muscle imbalance syndrome
  • pilates/core stability work
  • postural correction and advice
  • rehabilitation
  • specific rehabilitation/exercise specific to your sporting interests
  • vestibualr rehabilitation

Will I need any follow-up treatment?
This will depend on the type of injury you have sustained or the type of operation that you have had. Your physiotherapist will advise you of any follow-up treatment, if this is appropriate.
How long will it be until I get back to normal life?
Again, this will depend on the type of injury or operation and the planned length of your treatment programme. The physiotherapist will advise you on when you can return to your normal activities.
Will you send a report to my GP?
Yes, with your consent we will keep your GP informed of any developments associated with your treatment.
How much does treatment cost?
If you don’t have medical cover, you can pay for your treatment. Below are guide prices* for our range of physiotherapy services:
Initial assessments and treatment £83* (for average 1 hour session)
Follow up treatment £41.50*
* Prices are correct at time of publication and subject to change.
How do I pay for treatment?
To make payment easier and more convenient for you, we offer a flexible range of options. If you are not claiming on your insurance, you can pay by cheque, credit or debit card, or cash.
What if I have private medical insurance?
Physiotherapy is usually covered by private medical insurance. So, if you’re insured, either with BUPA or another major medical insurance company, contact your insurer to ask whether you’re covered for the treatment or tests you need, and please bring your insurance documents, or any pre-authorisation numbers to your first outpatient appointment.
What should I do if I’m interested in having physiotherapy at Spire Cheshire Hospital?  
Simply contact the physiotherapy department at Spire Cheshire Hospital on 01925 215027 where our staff will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
The physiotherapy department is open from 8am until 8pm Monday to Friday please call for an appointment at a date and time to suit you.

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