Physiotherapy treatments

What physiotherapy treatments do we offer?

physiotherapy leg kneePhysiotherapy treatments we offer include manual therapy, exercise therapy, electrotherapy, and acupuncture.

Manual therapy

Manual therapy consists of a collection of techniques skillfully applied to mobilise joints and soft tissues. These include massage, mobilising and deep transverse frictions which help to alleviate pain, improve motion, reduce swelling and induce relaxation. Sports massage is a form of this.

Exercise therapy

We design and tailor a graded exercise programme for each individual patient. This is to restore normal musculoskeletal function, increase strength or to help to reduce pain. All patients receive an electronic copy of the exercises which use a demonstration video to guide them when performing these at home.


Electrotherapy is a treatment in which small electrical currents pass through the body to repair tissues, stimulate muscles and increase sensation. It is used to reduce swelling to tendons, muscles and ligaments.


In acupuncture treatment fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes. It can help with the management of pain and inflammation. It is not painful to have done and most patients actually find it relaxing and effective at relieving their pain. Acupuncture can be used to assist in the treatment of back and neck pain, muscle spasms, headaches and trapped nerves.

Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

The shockwave therapy machine passes short, intense sound waves that travel faster than the speed of sound into the affected tissues. This causes microtrauma, which increases blood flow and stimulates an acute inflammatory response, aiding the healing process. Shockwave Therapy has become widely popular and accessible as it is clinically proven to provide fast and effective results, along with the added bonus of no medication and its non-invasive nature.

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About our team

The physiotherapy team are all highly trained Chartered Physiotherapists with vast experience in patient assessment, treatment, exercise prescription and return to normal activity. Our aim is to work together with you to set achievable and realistic goals for restoration of your activity and lifestyle. Our physiotherapists are all Health and Care Professionals (HCPC) registered and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP).

We use a combination of evidence based techniques to provide, “Hands on Treatment”, including massage, mobilisation, alongside electrotherapy and exercises. We provide you with a full explanation of our treatment plan and written or e-versions of your exercises to continue with at home.

Our physiotherapists work closely as part of the integrated multi-disciplinary team within the hospital so that, if necessary, you can benefit from fast referrals and access to the latest imaging technologies to help accurately diagnose and aid treatment pathway decisions. Alternatively you can be referred to one of our Consultants for a combined treatment programme and surgery if required.

Physiotherapy appointments

You will be invited to attend an initial assessment where we will ask you about your condition and symptoms, this will include a physical examination and, if appropriate, treatment may commence at this session.

Following the agreed plan we will review you at follow up appointments and progress along to achieving treatment goals.

We are able to provide you with a comfortable and private clinic space and time to explain your individual needs and expectations. Each appointment is billed individually, allowing you to pay for each session as it occurs rather than receive a final bill.

Physiotherapy treatment prices at The Foscote Hospital

Initial 45-minute consultation        £65

30-minute appointment                  £50

Book a physiotherapy appointment

To book your appointment please call us on 01295 252281 or email Reception.

Physiotherapy treatments are performed at The Foscote Hospital by

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    Emily Eden

    Physiotherapy Manager


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    Ingrid Stroop

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