Our vision is to offer a superior quality, professional private physiotherapy service to our clients — one that’s competitive, effective, and based on the latest scientific evidence. We are a happy and dynamic team of physiotherapy specialists who strive to be leaders and innovators in our field.

In our hospitals, our service is empathic and customer-focused so every person is treated as a whole, with their needs listened to. We are in a unique position at our hospitals in that we work closely with Consultants, General Practitioners, Radiologists, and more to ensure holistic treatment in the best interests of our patients.

Delivered in friendly and comfortable surroundings, our consultants and doctors are experienced in developing a good rapport with their patients throughout physiotherapy treatment. Discover our private physiotherapy services below.

Our physiotherapy team

As a leading physiotherapy provider in East Kent, our staff are all senior physiotherapists with a minimum of 5 years’ experience (some have over 25 years’ experience) and are very friendly. We are committed to continuous learning and staff development as an investor in people. All our physiotherapists are Chartered Physiotherapists and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Referral to our physiotherapy services

It may not be necessary to be referred by your GP or consultant to receive physiotherapy treatment at Spencer Private Hospitals, unless you are paying for your treatment through private healthcare insurance.

Inpatient & outpatient care

We provide extensive therapeutic services for our inpatients (patients having operative intervention), as well as outpatient physiotherapy services.

Following on from the in-patient care you receive from us, we also offer follow-up post-surgical treatment and rehabilitation. We can provide most forms of physiotherapy for people attending from outside the Hospital.

Specialised Physiotherapy services

Rehabilitation of back and neck problemsSport injury clinic
Group rehabilitation classesGolf injuries
Medical and traditional acupunctureTennis injuries
Shockwave therapy

Sport injury clinic

Sport injuries are a common occurrence in people that are active. They can be caused by repetitive stress/strain and by traumatic accidents. Areas of the body that could be affected are ligaments, joints, muscles, tendons, and bones. Our skilled physiotherapists can help during your journey to recovery so you can get back to your hobbies and the sports you enjoy playing.

Our specialist Physiotherapists offer private sports injury rehabilitation based on a specialist evidence-centred approach in the management of the following common sport injuries:

Tennis & golfing injuries

A golfer in white gloves holds his elbow, which he has injured in play.

Tennis and golf are both hugely popular sports that can, unfortunately, cause muscle and joint inflammation and pain. While preventative measures can work wonders, from time to time, injury happens — whether due to repetitive movements, overextension, or otherwise. One of the most common issues we see with tennis and golfing lies in the elbow.

Tennis and golf are both hugely popular sports that can, unfortunately, cause muscle and joint inflammation and pain. While preventative measures can work wonders, from time to time, injury happens — whether due to repetitive movements, overextension, or otherwise. One of the most common issues we see with tennis and golfing lies in the elbow.

The pain from tennis elbow – also known as tendonitis – can often be excruciating, and occurs around your outer elbow and your forearm. It’s caused by injury to the outer tendon as a result of over-extending your swing.

Golfer’s elbow, on the other hand, is an injury to the inner tendon and can be caused by striking the ground first during your shot, or overusing your forearm muscles to grip, flex, and rotate your wrist and arm when you swing. As opposed to tennis elbow, the pain from golfer's elbow will be focused on the inside of the elbow and forearm.

Golfing and tennis injuries are not limited to the elbow, but can also affect your back, knees, shoulders, and wrists. DeQuervain's tendonitis, for example, is one of the most common wrist injuries in golf and is caused by gripping your club and turning your wrist while swinging. A high-speed swing can cause overuse of your extensor and flexor wrist tendons especially in your dominant arm.

Wherever your pain lies, our Chartered Physiotherapists will thoroughly examine and tell you about the causes of tennis and golf injuries, plus the steps you can take to avoid them. Fortunately, most golfing and tennis injuries are preventable and treatable with the help of our seasoned physiotherapists who will assess, diagnose, and put together a treatment plan that works for you. We’ll also focus on the prevention of re-injury so you can keep doing what you love.

Knee pain

Knee pain can be caused overtime by the excessive strain and repetition placed on vulnerable knee joints to stabilise the rotation of your hip at the beginning of your swing. Common sports knee injuries include ACL and meniscus tears. These can result in severe pain and loss of function. Our expert physiotherapy team will diagnose and treat your pain, while building a longer-term treatment plan that sees you back in the game as soon as possible.

Shoulder pain

Playing sports can put a lot of strain on the muscles, tendons, and joints in your shoulders, which can be prone to overuse injuries such as inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons, impingement syndrome and arthritis, and strain and sprain injuries. In extreme cases, you can even dislocate your shoulder if your swing is too aggressive. We’ll treat both your pain and the cause of your injury so you can avoid further issues in future.

Rehabilitation of back and neck pain

A physiotherapist assesses a patient's back to diagnose the cause of their pain.

Neck and back pain tend to have a substantial health and economic burden on the sufferers and are the leading cause of years lived with disability. Cases can often progress to persistent or recurrent pain if the sufferer doesn’t fully recover from the acute phase.

Our physiotherapist will offer the best evidence-based approach to resolving this burden for you. Our treatment approaches include exercise prescription, education/advice, psychological treatment, and lifestyle interventions.

Group rehabilitation classes

At the Spencer Private Hospital, we have an excellent team of physiotherapists who can help with 1-to-1 and small group rehabilitation classes.  Our team goes above and beyond in the treatment room and ensures you reach your treatment, recovery, and fitness goals. The 1-to-1 session(s) with your physiotherapist will take you through your rehab program and establish baseline measurement to monitor your progress. The physiotherapist will also advise on the recommended number of required sessions within a period of 6 weeks to help you gain maximum recovery benefits.

Acupuncture clinic

We are fortunate to have staff who use acupuncture as an adjunct to the routine physiotherapy modalities and offer specialist assessment and treatments for patients at our facility. These physiotherapists are fully accredited members of AACP and can provide private acupuncture treatments for musculoskeletal and myofascial conditions alongside other treatments, exercise prescriptions, and advice.

The physiological benefits of acupuncture have long been established. It can aid in activating pain control and has an analgesic effect that makes it useful for a range of painful conditions. There’s also increasing evidence of its effectiveness in the treatment of fibromyalgia and knee osteoarthritis.

More information about our physiotherapy services

If you have any questions about these services or would like us to send you more information, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01843 235019.

In the meantime, you can find out more about us and our facilities here.


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