Physical therapies

Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.


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What is it for?

Treatment for joint pain and stiffness, including arthritis and sciatica

Treatment overview

At The London Clinic, we offer access to a wide range of expert therapists who are very experienced in offering the following physiotherapy:

  • Physiotherapy, including specialised therapies such as aquatic rehabilitation, exercise therapy, clinical Pilates, women’s health physiotherapy, falls prevention, and strength and conditioning coaching
  • Joint mobilisation and manipulation
  • Specialised rehabilitation services for vestibular (balance) disorders and breathing disorders
  • Complementary treatments, including acupuncture, osteopathy and clinical massage therapy
  • Special assistive technologies such as the Biodex isokinetic system, AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, extracorporeal shock wave therapy and electrotherapy.
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Why choose The London Clinic

Excellence in one place

We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.

Personal care, every time

Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.

Effortlessly simple

We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.

What's included in your package?

Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.


Your treatment package will include:

  • Enhanced pre-admission assessment
  • Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
  • Personalised aftercare and follow-up

We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.

How to pay

  • You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
  • You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
  • If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis


Physiotherapy provide effective treatment for a wide range of different conditions and as part of the recovery from joint injuries or surgeries.

They can help treat many causes of joint pain and stiffness, including arthritis and sciatica (a pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve which can cause pain in the lower back, buttock and down the legs).

Physiotherapy for sciatica usually involves strengthening exercises, stretching, and aerobic conditioning.

Our team at The London Clinic are also able to offer targeted therapies for conditions that cause more generalised pain and fatigue, such as chronic widespread pain (fibromyalgia) and cancer.

In these cases, gentle and appropriate movement can help prevent muscle deconditioning and help maintain strength and mobility.

Exercise-based therapies can also be very helpful in managing and treating stress-related illnesses and mental health problems.

More specialised physiotherapy can be used to target certain conditions.

For example, vestibular rehabilitation can be used to treat conditions affecting the inner ear that cause problems with balance and vertigo.

Speech and language therapy can be used to treat a number of problems from simple speech defects to airway disorders and neurological conditions (such as stroke) that affect swallowing.

Before starting treatment, a specially trained therapist will ask questions about the symptoms and carry out a thorough clinical examination of the problem area(s).

They may also discuss the shared treatment goals to help put together a tailored plan.

The therapy sessions themselves will vary depending on the treatment. Any hydrotherapy or aquatic rehabilitation will take place in our fully equipped and heated swimming pool.

Other therapies usually take place in a quiet clinic room or dedicated physiotherapy gym.

The majority of sessions will involve completing targeted movements, stretches or exercises under the supervision of the therapist.

These exercises can be practiced at home between sessions to speed up recovery time.

The therapist will assess progress at each session and modify the exercises and treatment accordingly.

There are very few risks associated with physiotherapy that are supervised and monitored by trained experts.

After treatments that involve exercise or stretching, some people may feel a little joint or muscle soreness. This is normal, and can last for a few days until the muscles and joints have fully recovered and started to strengthen.

For people receiving physiotherapy due to joint pain or injury, it may help to take painkillers beforehand so that they can complete their session without being hindered by pain.

Lots of studies show that physiotherapy are very effective in treating many conditions that cause chronic (long-term) pain. For some conditions, this is the mainstay of treatment.

For more complex conditions, physiotherapy often work best alongside appropriate medical treatment, surgery or psychological therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

As well as being essential for recovery following surgery or joint injury, they can also be used to delay or prevent the need for surgery.

This is seen if physiotherapy are started early enough and followed appropriately under experienced supervision.

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