I have a question about my physiotherapy treatment

Why would I have private physiotherapy treatment?

Physiotherapy isn’t just for athletes or those recovering from sports injuries. In fact, it can be used to treat other common conditions, including:

  • Musculoskeletal issues
  • Joint pain in your back or neck
  • Other overuse injuries
  • Rheumatic problems
  • Post-operative rehabilitation including hip and knee replacements
What happens during physiotherapy?

During the first visit to our Kent hospital, your Physiotherapist will take the time to talk to you about your condition, carry out a thorough physical examination and discuss your goals for recovery.

They’ll put together a physiotherapy treatment program, tailored to your needs, ranging from gentle mobilisations and strengthening to therapeutic pain relief and soft tissue techniques. These techniques are combined with exercises and education, to help you manage your recovery for the longer term and aim to help you to try and prevent your injury reoccurring.

What physiotherapy treatments are available?

Depending on your condition, your Physiotherapist will recommend a treatment to suit you. This could include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Electrotherapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Sports massage
  • Personal exercise and self-management programmes
  • Breathing exercises and chest clearance techniques
How can I get a referral for physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy as a private patient

If you’re self-funding your treatment, you can refer yourself directly with no need for a letter from your GP. Book an appointment with our Physiotherapists in Kent at a time to suit you by calling our Private Patient Team on 01580 363158 or by completing our online booking form.

If you’re using your private medical insurance, please follow their guidelines and contact our Private Patient Team on 01580 363158.


Physiotherapy as a Benenden Health Member

If you’re a member of Benenden Health, you can access physiotherapy treatment directly by contacting Member Services on 0800 414 8100.

You'll be given an appointment for a telephone consultation with Vita Health to assess your needs. At this stage, you may be provided with guided self-management or face-to-face physiotherapy. If in-person treatment is recommended, a member of our Patient Administration team will contact you to arrange an appointment with a Physiotherapist.

Membership also entitles you to access Vita Health's virtual classes, which include strength and balance sessions as well as chair-based exercises.

How much does a physiotherapy session cost?

View the physiotherapy and podiatry section of our pricing page or call our Private Patient Team on 01580 363158 to find out more about the cost of seeing our private Physiotherapists.

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Contact us about private physiotherapy treatments

It's easy to find out more about treatment by giving us a call or completing our enquiry form.

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