Private Physiotherapy and Pilates Clinic

The ‘Fitness and Well-Being Service’ at Lewisham Hospital offers you a dedicated assessment, advice, treatment and rehabilitation service for a wide range of injuries and conditions.

Whether your condition is old or new, you are preparing for a sporting event, or would like to improve your day to day mobility for life, work and play, we can help. Our private patients’ service aims to meet the needs of our local community with an emphasis on fitness and keeping active.

Private Physiotherapy Brochure

Physiotherapy charges

£45.00 for first assessment (45 minutes)
£35.00 for follow up session (30 minutes)

During an initial appointment a fully qualified, chartered physiotherapist will carry out a comprehensive assessment of your condition and perform a detailed physical examination.  The outcome of the assessment will be explained clearly.  Treatment may be started at the end of the initial assessment.  This could be in the form of education about the condition, advice regarding management, or starting an exercise plan.  All treatment will be discussed and agreed with the patient.


What services are available?

Physiotherapy treatment options include:

  • Exercise therapy
  • Advice and education
  • Manipulation and mobilisation
  • Soft tissue treatment techniques
  • Correcting faulty movement patterns
  • Acupuncture
  • Home exercise and gym programs
  • Access to dietetic advice
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pilates

Hydrotherapy charge

£55 for first assessment (45 minutes)
£45 for follow-up session (30 minutes)

We offer one-to-one exercise programmes in our heated pool. Hydrotherapy can be a very useful treatment option for a wide range of acute or chronic conditions when exercising on dry land is difficult or when you are unable to take full weight through your leg following an injury or operation.


Pilates charges

An exercise system originally designed in the 1900s, it has since been adapted to focus on specific retraining of the deep abdominal and spinal muscles which help to support the spine and pelvis.

All classes are taught by fully qualified physiotherapists who are also qualified Pilates class instructors (APPI trained).

Modified - Beginners £55 (6 week course)
Monday 17:15-18:15

A Beginners class may also be run on Tuesday 17:15-18:15 dependent on interest: please email the service for further information.

Modified - Improvers £55 (6 week course)
Monday 18:30-19:30

1:1 Pilates available at various times throughout day upon request. £40 for 45 minute session.


Antenatal Pilates charges

A class to show you how to exercise safely during pregnancy. It aims to improve posture and help support your pelvis and spine. It reduces stress incontinence by strengthening you pelvic floor muscles. It can also reduce pain, maintain flexibility and aid with relaxation.

£38 for four week course
Tuesday 18:00-18:45


Postnatal Pilates charges

A great way to meet new mums within the local community while improving your strength and posture. This class is dependent on numbers.

£55 for six week course
Tuesday 17:15-18:15

Postnatal Pilates is also available 1:1 or as a baby-buddy-up group (small group work with up to four people). These sessions are offered at various times throughout the week.

1:1 £40 each
1:2 £25 each
1:3 £20 each
1:4 £15 each

Babies are welcome, but it is your responsibility to look after them during your Pilates session. These sessions are offered at various times throughout the week


Where is the Physiotherapy Department located?

The Physiotherapy Department is based is in the Therapies Building in the Blue Zone, where there are two gyms, a hydrotherapy pool and activities of daily living rehabilitation facilities.


How do I contact the department?

For further information, or to make an appointment, please contact:

E: LH.privatephysio@nhs.net
T: 020 8333 3037
 

Who is the Fitness & Wellbeing Clinic for?

Any person who has a condition that they think may benefit from physiotherapy can self-refer to our private patients' service.  If you are unsure we will gladly discuss this with you over the telephone and can advise you if we think you would need a full assessment.

We also receive referrals from GPs, consultants and most major insurance companies.


Who are the key staff?

All our physiotherapists are fully chartered, and are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

We regularly participate in robust appraisal and teaching programs to ensure that all our clinicians are up to date with their knowledge and practice, to deliver you high quality care.


Physiotherapists

Andrew McCarter

MSc   BSc   MMACP   MCSP   HCPC

Andrew graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Teesside and holds an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice.  This led to membership of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP).  This is a group of 1100 members worldwide who have undertaken ‘extensive post graduate study and reached a recognised standard of excellence in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy’ (https://macpweb.org/home).

Andrew has worked over the past 10 years in private practice and within the NHS.  In addition he has worked in elite sport including the Irish Rugby Team and the Irish Female Cricket Team.

Andrew is an Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP) in the NHS specialising in back pain.  The role requires high levels of assessment and treatment skills for complex patients.  It also requires the ordering of imaging, onward referral to other departments and liaising with orthopaedic doctors.  He is therefore aware when patients may need further interventions or assessment for their optimum outcome.

His approach is evidence based and he aims to establish the cause of the dysfunction, help you to understand the issue and treat the source.

Andrew uses a combination of hands-on treatment, education and functional exercise individualised to each client to achieve the best possible outcome.


What else do you need to know?

We accept cash, card or cheque, or we can directly invoice private insurers

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