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Physiotherapy at Spire Parkway

Our highly trained chartered physiotherapists are here to help, with both in and outpatient services available to you.

Our Physiotherapists

Balance Disorders

We understand that if you are struggling with your balance or suffer from dizzy spells, it can affect your confidence. Our team of physiotherapists can provide the treatment you need.

Conditions treated include:

  • Dizziness
  • Balance difficulties
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Vertigo
  • Loss of confidence
  • Falls

Causes of vertigo

These problems may be caused by a disturbance of the inner ear which can be triggered by infection, inflammation or degeneration.  Symptoms may be accompanied with hearing loss, and are referred to as vestibular problems which describe the part of the inner ear that is affected.

Personal physiotherapy

At your initial appointment, a detailed history will be taken, followed by a thorough assessment.  You will receive expert advice and treatment and will be provided with a personal recovery programme.

Our physiotherapists work closely with consultants who can arrange x-ray, CT and MRI scanning if appropriate.

During, or immediately after your physiotherapy session, your symptoms may increase temporarily. This is perfectly normal and essential for appropriate rehabilitation. It is therefore advisable that you do not drive yourself to the initial consultation.

Breast Care

At Spire Parkway Hospital, our specialist physiotherapist, Karen Wilkinson, provides rehabilitation for women in the Solihull and West Midlands area who have undergone surgery for the treatment of breast cancer or who have had re-constructive surgery.

Common concerns following surgery can include discomfort, swelling and tightness of the breast. You may be unsure as to how active you can be and at what stage it is safe to return to normal activities or exercise.

Karen can provide a thorough assessment and treatment programme tailored to your individual needs.

The initial hour long assessment will include an examination, discussion and treatment.

Your treatment will consist of soft tissue massage and pilates based exercises. A home an exercise programme may be suggested and exercise booklets provided.

Further sessions are usually for 30 minutes but are very much tailored to your needs.

Karen works closely with our Cosmetic Surgeons and Breast Care Nurse Specialists, enabling patients to achieve not only mobility and function, but with an excellent cosmetic finish following surgery.

For more information about the wide-range of physiotherapy services at Spire Parkway Hospital or to make an appointment, please call 0121 704 5546.

Clinical Massage & Complementary Therapies

Clinical Massage 

Consisting of mainly deep massage techniques, clinical massage is designed to aid rehabilitation after surgery or injury, relieve painful muscular stiffness, soothe and relax aching, tired muscles, promote healing of muscle strains and joint sprains, help improve flexibility and mobilisation of joints.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture may be used alongside physiotherapy as part of an integrated approach to the management of pain or inflammation. It aims to enhance the body’s own healing chemicals in order to aid recovery and improve rehabilitation.

 

Complementary Therapies

We offer a number of therapies including:

Reflexology The ancient art of healing by using the technique of applying gentle pressure to the reflexes on the feet or hands.

Aromatherapy Natures gift to mind, body and spirit. Using the therapeutic powers of pure essential oils in a relaxing, restorative massage. Combining the sense of smell with the healing value of touch.

Indian Head Massage The ancient art of healing through massage. The treatment is focused on the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face.

 

If you wish to book an appointment or for further information, please call 0121 704 5546 

Incontinence

At Spire Parkway Hospital we understand that incontinence is an embarrassing problem and that the symptoms can affect your personal life, confidence and overall quality of your day to day living.

Our specialist physiotherapist Karen Sanders, assesses and treats both male and female incontinence disorders, offering a high standard of individual care and will cater your treatment for your own specific  needs.  We provide:

  •   Private consultation rooms 
  •   Rapid assessment, diagnosis and treatment
  •   No waiting lists
  •   Treatment for all insured or not

Assessment and Treatment

On your first visit, a detailed medical history will be taken, followed by a thorough assessment of your condition.  This usually lasts for up to 60 minutes.

You will receive expert advice and treatment.  This can include:

  •   Bladder retraining
  •   Pelvic floor exercises
  •   Biofeedback
  •   Muscle  stimulation
  •   Referral for pilates
  •   Urgent PC for overactive bladder

Our physiotherapist can also refer you to a consultant as required with access to urodynamics, MRI, CT scans, diagnostic ultrasound and x-ray.

Our physiotherapist can also liaise with your GP and provide them with a detailed discharge summary at the end of your treatment.

Conditions Treated

  •   Urinary incontinence
  •   Faecal incontinence
  •   Overactive bladder
  •   Prolapse (rectal, bladder, uterine)
  •   Pre-operative and post-operative gynaecological and urological surgery
  •   Post-operative colorectal surgery
  •   Pelvic pain

Paediatric physiotherapy services

Specialist physiotherapists Rebecca James and Chris Cole, treat a number of paediatric conditions including: developmental problems, cerebral palsy, children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and sports injuries.

For more information or to book an appointment please call 0121 704 5546

Phototherapy

Phototherapy treatment is an established method for managing patients with psoriasis, as well as difficult eczema, together with a variety of other skin disorders.

At Spire Parkway we offer narrowband UVB phototherapy treatment. Following a consultation with one of Dermatologists, our specially trained physiotherapists will administer treatments.

Most patients attend three times a week for treatment.  The patient is placed in a specially designed cabinet containing fluorescent light tubes.  The patient stands in the centre of the cabinet, undressed except for underwear and wears protective goggles.  Advice will be given to patients on additional protective wear depending on the location of the condition.  Usually, the whole body is exposed to the UVB for a short time (seconds to minutes) and the amount of UV is carefully monitored in terms of treatment numbers and doses.  A standard regime is generally used although there may be variations in protocols depending on factors such as the individual’s skin type and type and severity of the skin condition. 

Treatments are administered by our experienced physiotherapists, using state of the art equipment and the dosage is individually tailored to each patient. The course is usually 15-30 treatments.

 

For further information please call 0121 704 5546

Respiratory physiotherapy services

Specialist respiratory physiotherapist Stuart Lightfoot offers advice and treatment for a number of respiratory conditions including COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis and ILD.

Please call 0121 704 5546 for more information or to book an appointment.

Sports Injury

At Spire Parkway Hospital we have a sports medicine clinic which offers patients rapid access to a high level of sports injury expertise. Our highly trained staff have experience in dealing with athletes of all levels from social to elite status. Our team of physiotherapists and sports doctors understand the requirement for rapid assessment, treatment and rehabilitation irrespective of your level of participation.

Our physiotherapy department has specialised isokinetic equipment and a gymnasium to help assess and treat a number of sports related conditions.

If a sports injury is left untreated, what will happen?

The injured area can become weak, unstable and the problem compounded which may lead to more time away from your favourite sport.

Why should I have my sports injury treated at Spire Parkway hospital?

Because you’ll benefit from modern and technically advanced facilities and you’ll be treated by experienced, chartered and state registered physiotherapists, many of whom hold additional qualifications for the treatment of sports injuries.

What’s more, our hospital is open to everyone, even if you don’t have medical insurance. With flexible appointment times, we're here to help you.

 

Call 0121 704 5546 for more information.

By providing individually tailored care we will address your pain and discomfort. Our physiotherapists will work with you to set realistic goals which suit your level of fitness, agility and lifestyle. We will help you to restore maximum movement and functional ability.

Whether your symptoms are the result of ageing, injury, disease or environmental factors our evidence based, measurable and continually reviewed treatments will aid your safe recovery. 

Our physiotherapists appreciate that functional movement is central to what it means to be “healthy” and will take a full history to understand your home and work requirements to ensure the best possible outcome. We will work closely with consultants and your GP allowing you to concentrate on getting better. Following your recovery we can continue to support you by promoting your future health through prevention and education.

Our multi-disciplinary team all specialise to ensure you receive the best treatment and advice so you can return to normal fitness as soon as possible. The earlier you request an assessment for an injury and receive appropriate treatment, the faster we will be able to help you resume both your everyday and sporting activities.

To book an appointment, please call our physiotherapy team on 0121 704 5546

Back pain, Spire Parkway Physiotherapy team can help.  Sporting injuries? See one of Spire Parkway's physiotherapist for advice and treatment.