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At Woodlands Hospital, we offer private physiotherapy services if you are based in Darlington, Richmond and Barnard Castle.

At Circle Health Group, our physiotherapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.

The Physiotherapists at Woodlands Hospital are all very experienced practitioners and are used to managing a range of conditions.
Depending on your problem, we will ensure you are seen by a specialist physiotherapist with extensive skills at managing and treating your problem.

Your first visit will involve an assessment of your condition so that a treatment programme can be specifically developed for you. We offer a wide range of therapies that are often used in combination with a treatment programme.

If necessary, you can benefit from fast referrals and access to the latest imaging technologies to help accurately diagnose and aid a treatment pathway decision.  We also work closely with our experienced Consultants and can refer you for an opinion if deemed appropriate.
Please refer to our facilities and conditions page to find out more about Physiotherapy at Woodlands Hospital.

  • Acupuncture Physiotherapy – can be used on its own or in combination with physiotherapy to help treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Bracing - you may benefit from bracing if you have been suffering with painful joints, stability issues or have ongoing pain. Braces can also help with rehabilitation and returning to sport.
  • Chronic Pain Management - if you have had persistent or long standing pain that has failed to respond to previous treatments, then it would be helpful to consult a physiotherapist. This type of physiotherapy has been shown to assist patients with coping strategies that can help improve quality of life.
  • Gait Analysis – is the assessment of the lower limb biomechanics, e.g. how you stand, walk or run, to help identify problems in your legs, hips or even your back. It can help prevent painful conditions developing or recurring.
  • Hand Therapy - provides assessment and holistic rehabilitation for patients with a hand or upper limb injury or condition. The treatment is tailored to your needs and focuses on helping you get back to the day to day activities that you enjoy.
  • Nerve Conduction Studies - are used to test the electrical activity through the nerves in the arms and legs. This test is most commonly used to diagnosis carpal tunnel syndrome in the hand.
  • Pelvic Health Rehabilitation - pelvic health physiotherapists are specially trained to assess and treat a range of conditions that can cause pelvic problems, such as incontinence of the bladder or bowel, or pelvic pain.
  • Sports Injuries - the diagnosis and treatment of muscle, joint and nerve problems caused by practicing a sport or exercising, including muscle imbalances, joint pain and post-fracture rehabilitation. The aim is to get you back to sport as soon as possible.
  • Pilates - a form of exercise that may improve balance, strength, posture, flexibility and circulation. It focuses on strengthening the core abdominal and back muscles.
  • Shockwave Therapy - also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), it is used to treat chronic tendon problems, shoulder pain, painful heel, tennis elbow or pain in the Achilles tendon.
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation – the treatment consists of exercises designed to retrain the balance system and to re-programme your brain to tune out the dizzy sensations. The goal is to gradually reduce the severity of your symptoms, by becoming desensitised.

We have a fully equipped gymnasium to enable you and your clinician to ensure you get back to full fitness and achieve your goals.

We offer classes and individual programmes such as:

  • Individual exercise programmes specific to your injury
  • Spinal rehabilitation class
  • Hip, knee and shoulder classes

All classes and programmes are run by state registered physiotherapists with experience in the specific field.

Click to meet our physiotherapy team.

We always appreciate feedback from our patients, some recent testimonials can be read below:

"Service has been really good, physio has helped me loads after hip replacement."

"Very happy with my treatment, brilliant staff, well recommended hospital."

At Circle Health Group we want you to know that your safety is still our priority.

In line with current Government and Public Health guidelines, we are still observing social distancing within the hospital. Face masks are now optional and patients visiting our physiotherapy department may have someone escort them.