Physiotherapy at Spire Bristol Hospital

Increase mobility, reduce pain with the latest techniques and equipment

Physiotherapy can help people regain movement in any part of their body, for any reason. Conditions treated include back and neck pain, sports injuries, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons, posture problems, whiplash, upper and lower limb problems, as well as post-surgery rehabilitation programmes.

Why choose Spire Physiotherapy?

Here at Spire Bristol Hospital physiotherapy department our aim is to provide personal, professional and highly skilled diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation allowing you to recover fully and return to your normal activities within the shortest and safest period of time.

We strongly believe in taking the time to fully understand the underlying cause of your pain or discomfort, and design a personalised treatment and rehabilitation programme to support you in achieving your goals.

The treatments we use at Spire Bristol Hospital are evidence based and are continuously updated and improved. If your condition is not suitable for physiotherapy, we will ensure you are referred to the most appropriate specialist within our hospital, as soon as possible.

We have a very close relationship with the consultants and radiology to ensure diagnosis is correct, enabling optimum rehabilitation. We will liaise directly with your GP to ensure they are informed of your progress. Whatever your condition, our approach is to look after you and help make sure you stay healthy.

You do not need a doctor's referral to see one of our physiotherapists but you will need to have visited your GP prior to attending our clinics if you are medically insured.

Who will do it?

All of our physiotherapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are members of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

All our staff have a wide variety of experience in the treatment of joint and soft tissue conditions, post-operative rehabilitation and sports injuries with some specialist interests including women's health and hand therapy. We actively invest in the training and development of all our staff, keeping abreast of the latest developments in treatment and advances in technology.

Our physiotherapist have a range of sub-specialties and have worked with in some of the UK's leading NHS hospitals and professional sporting teams.

Conditions and treatment

Personalised treatment

We place a high priority on the accurate assessment and diagnosis of your condition. 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 work/sport as soon as possible.

  • At your first 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/consultant and provide a detailed discharge summary at the end of your treatment
  • Our physiotherapist can also refer you to a consultant who can arrange diagnostic tests if necessary including X-ray, CT and MRI scanning


Conditions we treat

  • Arthritis and rheumatism
  • Back and neck pain
  • Continence services (male and female)
  • Ergonomic problem
  • Gait irregularities
  • Joint problems
  • Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries and repairs
  • Paediatrics (over 8 years old)
  • Post-operative breast cancer care
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Postural problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Work related injuries
  • Whiplash and personal injury

Treatments we offer

  • Acupuncture
  • Back care education
  • Continence care
  • Core stability
  • Electrotherapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
  • Gait analysis
  • Hand Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy (Aquatic Therapy)
  • Isokinetic muscle testing and treatment
  • Manual therapy
  • Pain management
  • Pilates
  • Postural correction and advice
  • Post Natal assessment
  • Scar Management


While during your physio sessions you might find some exercises painful, it should not last and you shouldn't need to take any pain medication. Your recovery time will be determined by the extent of your injury or condition.

You should follow any exercise regime your physiotherapist prescribes for you and maintain a healthy weight to help encourage a faster recovery time.

How much does it cost?

You can trust Spire Bristol Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price* so there are no surprises.

For more detailed pricing call our self-pay team on 0117 980 4080.

*Important: Please read Spire’s terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself.