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Physiotherapy services

Specialist physiotherapists to help you get back to being you. To book an appointment call 01293 778 951

At Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, our specialist physiotherapists are here to assess and diagnose your condition to ensure that you receive the best treatment and advice. We're here to help you get back to your usual activities, at work or home, as soon as possible.

The Chartered Physiotherapists at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital are all registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are highly skilled in: 

  • Acupuncture
  • Back to work advice
  • Exercise and stretching programmes
  • Hand therapy
  • Manual therapy and manipulation
  • Post-operative treatment
  • Posture correction and advice
  • Respiratory care
  • Women's health

Meet our chartered physiotherapists

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years, but has only recently started to become integrated into western medicine. Acupuncture is the practice of puncturing the skin with needless in order to treat disease

What can acupuncture help?

It is commonly used to relieve arthritis pain and back pain. It may also be useful in other painful conditions, such as migraine and other soft tissue injuries.

How does it work?

Acupuncture doesn’t work for everyone, or for every condition. It has measurable effects on body systems, but scientists can’t explain them all in detail. Acupuncture is known to increase the body’s natural painkillers, endorphins, in the spinal cord and the brain. This inhibits pain.

Antenatal and postnatal related musculo-skeletal pain

At such an important stage in your life, our specialist physiotherapists will support you through the musculo-skeletal problems that can occur during pregnancy and following child birth.

Muscle and joint conditions and back pain

The chartered physiotherapists at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital are specialists in treating all muscle, tendon, ligament and joint conditions. We can help with recovery following fractures, treating recent injuries or long term problems. Our physiotherapists are experts in upper limb, lower limb and spinal conditions. We'll provide advice and a programme tailored to your needs.

Post-operative physiotherapy

Working closely alongside our surgeons based at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital, the physiotherapy team follows each consultant's rehabilitation guidelines to assist with your recovery. They will guide you through the time following your surgery with a tailored exercise programme.

We also offer a post-operative hip and knee class (at additional cost) to aid with your recovery and to help you get you back to the activities you enjoy.

Respiratory management

Our specialist respiratory physiotherapist works closely with a consultant physician to optimise management of acute and long term respiratory conditions. They can discuss strategies for improving your daily life and future health.

Sports injury treatment

At Spire Gatwick Park Hospital we offer a highly specialised service to individuals at all levels of recreational and professional sport. We treat adults and children (aged 6 and over) and are experienced in treating injuries for a variety of disciplines such as athletics, football, rugby and tennis.

What's the process?

At your first appointment, a detailed history will be taken, followed by a thorough assessment of your particular condition.

Initial consultations can be 45 minutes or up to an hour, depending on the area to be treated. It may be useful to bring a vest top or a pair of shorts as the physiotherapist will need to see the areas that relate to your condition. You'll receive expert advice and a personal recovery programme tailored to your needs.

Follow up appointments last up to 30 minutes (which includes time for your physiotherapist to write notes). 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 at Gatwick Park Hospital, who will be able to arrange any diagnostic tests as required, including x-ray, CT or MRI scanning.

Making an appointment

You can contact the physiotherapy team directly on 01293 778 951, or be referred by your consultant or GP. If you are claiming on your insurance, please check with your insurer for authorisation before proceeding with treatment. A GP referral may also be required.

Our physiotherapy outpatient service is open six days a week:

Monday: 8am - 7.30pm

Tuesday: 8am - 7.30pm

Wednesday: 8am - 7.30pm

Thursday: 8am - 7.30pm

Friday: 8am - 6pm

Saturday: 8am - 4pm