Increase mobility and reduce pain with the latest techniques and treatments.

Related specialties

  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pain management
  • Respiratory medicine
  • Sports and exercise medicine

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments

Physiotherapy can help people regain movement, increase mobility and reduce pain using a variety of techniques. Conditions treated include back pain, sports injuries, joint, ligament, muscle and tendon problems, posture issues, whiplash, upper and lower limb conditions as well as post-surgery rehabilitation.

Our physiotherapy team work closely with our consultants to ensure patients are getting tailor-made care for their particular needs, either as an inpatient after surgery or as an outpatient as part of a recovery programme. We also offer a high level of expertise and equipment for the treatment of sports injuries, providing care for both aspiring and elite athletes.

At Spire Alexandra Hospital, we place a high priority on the accurate assessment and diagnosis of your condition and we also take the time to understand your situation at home and at work. We aim to ensure that you receive the best treatment and advice in order to help you return to your normal activities as soon as possible.

The Chartered Physiotherapists at Spire Alexandra Hospital are highly skilled in:

  • Acupuncture
  • Exercise and stretching programmes
  • Manual therapy and manipulation
  • Muscle and joint conditions
  • Oncology (cancer rehabilitation)
  • Paediatrics
  • Post-operative treatment
  • Respiratory care
  • Spinal conditions
  • Sports injury
  • Women's health

The physiotherapy process

At your first appointment a detailed history will be taken, followed by a thorough assessment of your condition. Please allow up to one hour for your first appointment. It may be useful to bring a pair of shorts or vest top as the physiotherapist will need to see the areas that relate to your condition. You will receive expert advice and treatment and we will provide you with a personal recovery programme tailored to your needs.

Follow up appointments last up to 30 minutes which includes note writing time for the physiotherapist. 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.

Specialist treatments

Paediatrics (0 to 17 years):

  • Cerebral palsy (GMFCS level 1-5)
  • Developmental delay
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Musculoskeletal conditions (hypermobility/hip conditions at birth/general MSK)
  • Neuromuscular disorders (DMD/SMA)
  • Orthopaedic conditions (spinal/ hip/ tendon lengthening surgeries)
  • Prematurity
  • Plagiocephaly
  • PVL
  • Therapy after Botox/SDR
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Trisomy 21

Oncology - Cancer rehabilitation

Reasons to see a Cancer Rehabilitation Physiotherapist:

After Breast Surgery:

  • Cording or restriction in upper limb movement
  • Functional Assessment
  • Joint or musculoskeletal pain
  • Post-op exercise prescription
  • Scar adhesions 

During/after chemotherapy or radiotherapy:

  • Chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy
  • Exercise prescription
  • Fatigue management
  • Osteopenia/osteoporosis
  • Radiotherapy induced tissue fibrosis
  • Restricted joint range-of-movement
  • Risk of lymphoedema
  • Weakness and deconditioning

Women’s health:

  • Lower back pain during and after pregnancy
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Pelvic floor muscle training
  • Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) during and after pregnancy
  • Post-natal rehabilitation
  • Tummy muscle separation (DRAM)

Physiotherapy outpatient opening times

Our outpatient service is open five days a week*

  • Monday: 7.45am - 7pm
  • Tuesday: 7.45am - 8pm
  • Wednesday: 7.45am - 8pm
  • Thursday: 7.45am - 8pm
  • Friday: 8am - 7pm

*Time can vary week on week

Making an appointment

Patients may contact the physiotherapy team directly, or be referred by their consultant or GP. If you are claiming on your insurance, please check with your insurer for authorisation before proceeding with treatment.

To make an appointment please call 01634 662861.

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