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We are offering Outpatient appointments. In many cases these can be conducted virtually. To make an appointment, please call: 0207 806 4060.

Do NOT visit the Hospital if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Please visit the Track and Trace website.

What We Treat

At The Physiotherapy Unit our renowned Physiotherapists offer a wide range of services. Based at the prestigious Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth our Physiotherapy team has access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Physiotherapy Unit Services

The Physiotherapy Unit is one of the UK’s leading physio centres and provides a comprehensive range of services for patients. Common conditions treated are listed below.

Back Pain

Back pain is a common condition and the leading cause of work absence in the UK. It is often not possible to identify the cause but back pain can occur anywhere down the spine from neck to hips.

Physiotherapy can be employed effectively to swiftly relieve the pain and restore function to affected areas.

Treatments can include manual therapy to manipulate the spine and massage to relief muscle tension while some patients can be directed to group exercise classes and a programme of stretches and exercises.

Skilled physiotherapists provide guidance on how to stay pain free and prevent further back pain.

Neuro Rehabilitation

Physical and occupational physiotherapy is effective advice across a range of neurological conditions and injuries such as stroke (or mini stroke), multiple sclerosis, brain injury and tumors, degenerative illness such as Parkinson’s disease, falls and damage to the nervous system.

Respiratory Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy for respiratory conditions is a specialized discipline that treats disorders such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, cystic fibrosis and a wide range of lung and breathing problems.

Women’s Health Physiotherapy

Millions of women can experience a range of difficulties and discomfort because of obstetric issues but physiotherapy can play a key role in reducing the impact and restoring normal function.

Post Operative Physiotherapy

Recovering from an operation that has affected mobility needs to be well-structured and individually tailored to ensure the best outcome.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is a specialist area of physiotherapy that includes injuries affecting the muscles, joints, and soft tissues. Common Musculoskeletal conditions treated by our team are listed below.


Sports Injuries

Sports injuries come in many forms and impact almost any part of the body, from muscles, tendons and ligaments to joints and bones. It is important to seek advice if you feel pain as continuing to exercise while injured can cause further and more long-lasting damage.



Full List Of Conditions Treated By The Physiotherapy Unit

Our physiotherapists are committed to helping you and we treat the full range of conditions including:

  • Back pain and neck pain
  • Strained ligaments
  • Muscle injuries
  • Headaches
  • Sports injuries
  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Hand therapy
  • Chronic pain
  • Neurological physiotherapy including stroke rehabilitation (Stroke Unit) and physiotherapy for Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
  • Respiratory physiotherapy and pulmonary rehabilitation (Respiratory Unit)
  • Women’s health physiotherapy
  • Dizziness and vestibular dysfunction management
  • Elderly care including falls prevention and management
  • Occupational therapy
  • Acupuncture

Contact the physiotherapy unit on 020 7806 4010 for further information on any of our services or to make a booking

You do not always need to be referred by your doctor to access our services, although we do prefer to communicate with them in managing your treatment. If you are using medical insurance, your insurance company may insist on a doctors referral.

"All profits from the Hospital fund St John's Hospice, keeping its vital services running, which provide free care for over 4,000 terminally ill patients and their families each year."

Steve Barnes - Hospice Director

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