Increase mobility and reduce pain with the latest techniques and treatments

Related specialties

  • Gynaecology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pain management

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Expert, personalised treatments
  • Clear pricing with no hidden charges

Our physiotherapy team

Our physiotherapy department has a team of highly skilled physiotherapists. We offer tailor-made treatment plans to suit your needs. Whether you are an aspiring or elite athlete, recovering from surgery or suffering from an injury, our physiotherapists aim to get you to your desired level of fitness. All our physiotherapists are chartered and registered with the Health Professions Council. They all have specialist experience across a wide variety of clinical problems.

Spire St Anthony's Hospital has a very successful rehabilitation programme in place for orthopaedic surgery and our physiotherapists are able to regularly liaise with our team of surgeons during your recovery period.

What happens during my appointment?

Your first appointment will be up to 45 minutes depending on your problem, allowing the physiotherapist to assess, diagnose and treat your injury.

Treatment may consist of acupuncture, advice, aquatic therapy, exercise therapy or manual therapy.

The department has private treatment rooms, a rehabilitation gym and hydrotherapy pool, which may be utilised, depending on your needs. It is advisable to wear clothing suitable for exercising in and you will probably be asked to undress for your examination depending on the location of your injury.

The physiotherapists at Spire St Anthony's Hospital are all experienced senior staff, both male and female and are recognised by all insurance companies. We work closely with the orthopaedic consultants at the hospital and can arrange referral to the appropriate specialist where necessary.

Other treatments we offer


We are currently offering one hour long beginners level physiotherapy led pilates classes at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital.

What is modified Pilates?

Modified pilates is a system of exercises designed to help improve your:

  • balance
  • body awareness
  • co-ordination
  • flexibility
  • posture
  • strength


The class is in a group setting, with a maximum of eight participants in the class. This size means you can benefit from individual feedback and hands on correction where needed.

The class consists of a 10 minute warm up (often in standing), then 40-45 minutes of mat-based pilates exercises, with a 5-10 minutes cool down and stretch at the end.

The main body of the class takes place lying and kneeling on the mat. The exercises target all your different muscle groups in a systematic way. They also help you increase the flexibility of your spine. This means you will develop a more balanced body, move more efficiently and feel better. It can be particularly effective for back, neck and shoulder pain, but everybody will benefit from better movement.

Over time the exercises can be progressed as required, so you can really see that you are progressing and getting stronger.

All our pilates instructors are physiotherapists who have undertaken training with the APPI (Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute).

For more information on pricing and classes, please contact us. 

Women's health physiotherapy

There are some problems that are specific to women, requiring specialised physiotherapy assessment and treatment.

Who might need it?

There are certain specific health problems that affect women at different times in their lives and specialist physiotherapy can help with these conditions. Women’s health physiotherapy focuses on all issues related to obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as urology and colorectal specialities. Whether you are pregnant, a new mum, recovering from gynaecological surgery, have pelvic pain or are experiencing incontinence, prolapse or other pelvic floor concerns, women’s health physiotherapy can help to improve your health, fitness and wellbeing.

Who do we treat?


  • Pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy (i.e. pain anywhere around the pelvis)
  • Pregnancy associated complaints such as lower back pain, rib and thoracic pain or carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Bladder incontinence, although there are some limitations to treatment options available during pregnancy
  • Guidance on exercising during pregnancy
  • Perineal massage, pelvic floor relaxation and preparation for birth


  • Pelvic girdle pain postnatally
  • Musculoskeletal complaints such as lower and upper back, shoulder and neck pain
  • Bladder and bowel problems including, but not limited to, overactive bladder, stress and urge incontinence, bladder injuries/underactive bladder
  • Pain or scar tissue complications resulting from perineal trauma of childbirth or post caesarean section
  • Difficulties with returning to exercise after giving birth, or guidance on returning to exercise postpartum
  • New mum checks available with our women's health physiotherapist (recommended from six weeks postnatally)


  • Incontinence of bladder including overactive bladder, stress and urge incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Bladder pain syndrome
  • Pain conditions such as vaginismus, vulvodynia, vestibulodynia
  • Endometriosis
  • Rehabilitation following gynaecological surgery

How can we help?

At Spire St Anthony’s Hospital, we recognise the importance of providing a private, discreet and relaxed environment in which women can seek advice and treatment. The first session will be a one hour consultation in a private room where your physiotherapist can get to know you and your specific concerns. Once a diagnosis has been made, treatment options will be discussed.

Treatments that are offered at Spire St Anthony’s Hospital include:

  • Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation including biofeedback
  • Manual therapy
  • Bladder re-training for increased frequency and overactive bladder
  • TENS for posterior tibial nerve stimulation (TTNS)
  • Acupuncture
  • Rehabilitation following gynaecological surgery
  • New mum health checks 
  • Tailored exercise program and movement retraining
  • Treatment of pregnancy-related musculoskeletal complaints including soft tissue release, joint mobilisation, splints and belts, biomechanics assessment and specific rehabilitation and advice

Sports Injury Clinic

Benefits of the sports injury clinic include:

  • Rapid access to diagnostic ultrasound and MRI scans performed and reported by specialist sports and musculoskeletal radiologists (if required)

  • Fast and easy access to specialist sports medicine and/or orthopaedic consultant review if necessary 

  • Access to sports injury consultants, who are specialists in their areas and have extensive clinical experience in managing sports injuries
  • Physiotherapy facilities including an Anti-gravity treadmill (Alter-G), on site hydrotherapy pool, access to shockwave therapy and fully equipped rehabilitation gym

  • A more affordable option for an initial assessment with our sports injury physiotherapists who have completed specialist qualifications allowing them to refer for scans where appropriate

Common sports injuries we see patients for include the following:

  • Foot and ankle injuries: Achilles tendinopathy, ankle sprain, Plantar Fasciitis, mid-foot sprain, metatarsal pain, shin splints
  • Knee injuries: ACL rupture, MCL sprain, meniscus tear, patella femoral pain, patellar tendinopathy
  • Hip injuries: Groin pain, lateral hip pain including gluteal tendinopathy, high hamstring tendinopathy, hip impingement
  • Elbow, hand and wrist injuries: Ligament sprain, golfer's elbow, tennis elbow, tendon rupture
  • Shoulder injuries: ACJ sprain, rotator cuff tendinopathy, shoulder impingement, shoulder instability
  • Back and neck pain: following sporting injuries 

Please note the clinic excludes the examination of head injuries and wounds.

For information on pricing or availability please complete the below Get in touch form or call us on 020 8337 6691.

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire St Anthony's Hospital.


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