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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Book your pay as you go appointment at a Bupa health centre today - no insurance needed

It’s now easier than ever to book a physiotherapy appointment online at one of our health centres. Simply choose your appointment type and time, enter your details and confirm your booking in four easy steps. Your initial consultation will last around 45 minutes so we can assess your needs and agree next steps in your treatment plan.

You don’t need to have insurance to book one of our physio appointments.

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Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists can help reduce physical discomfort and help improve movement using a number of treatments, ranging from joint mobilisation, manual therapy, massage and acupuncture.

Not only that, but a number of our health centres now offer shockwave therapy for the treatment of chronic pain. This non-invasive process uses high-intensity sound waves to stimulate regeneration in the affected tissue, restoring mobility and relieving pain.

For more information visit 

www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/back-care

Physiotherapy prices

Service Greater London Outside Greater London
Initial consultation £85.00 £51.00
Follow-up consultation £62.00 £42.00

Frequently asked questions

Here's a selection of questions and answers that we've already helped our customers with. Expand all
  • No. You can simply pay for your own treatment, and in some cases we can provide treatment for people covered by other health insurance providers. It’s important that you check first to make sure the proposed treatment is eligible with your own provider under their policy terms.
  • The Bupa musculoskeletal team is made up of some of the most experienced specialists in the UK, including those who work for Great Britain’s Olympic teams and a number of professional sports disciplines including rugby, football, cricket and UK Athletics. This means that all our specialists (and customers) benefit from the knowledge, experience and guidance of this expertise.
    All Bupa physiotherapists are musculoskeletal specialists with a minimum of five years’ experience, many with postgraduate specialist qualifications and experience in occupational health, manipulation, biomechanics and sports injuries.
  • You may be worried that your treatment will hurt and cause more pain than you already have. We are very aware of the importance of limiting the amount of pain and discomfort that you are experiencing. You may experience some treatment soreness, but this is usually short-term and settles. If discomfort is excessive your treatment will be altered accordingly.
    We are always pleased to hear about aspects of our service that you have particularly appreciated. We also want to hear about any problems you have experienced so that we can deal with them and improve our service for the future.
    If you have a complaint about any aspect of our service, we would like to address this straightaway. If possible, please speak to a member of staff at the centre. All centres have a complaints handler who has had specific training. Or you may prefer to talk to the centre manager.
    If we cannot satisfactorily resolve your concerns there and then, you may wish to make a complaint by telephone or in writing. Please call or write to the centre manager. Our centre addresses can be found using our Finder tool.
    We’ll aim to give you a written acknowledgement of your complaint within one working day of receipt. A full response will be made within 20 working days. All complaints are dealt with confidentially and impartially.
    If required, your complaint will be referred to the regional manager and may be escalated to the managing director.
    We keep a record of every complaint and look at how many we receive and the reasons why. We use this information along with our customer surveys to help make sure we continually improve the service we provide.
    This procedure does not affect your legal rights.
  • Yes, chartered physiotherapists with the appropriate postgraduate training are qualified to manipulate.
  • There is no pre-determined number of treatments for a specific condition. However following your initial consultation, your clinician will discuss and agree a treatment plan with you. This may include advice regarding the approximate number of treatments you need. However, it's important to bear in mind that each person responds to treatment differently.
  • Please let us know of any disability at the time of booking so that special arrangements and/or an extended appointment can be made for you. For customers with restricted mobility we will need to give additional instructions regarding parking or access to the building. Customers with other difficulties such as communication problems should, where possible, arrange for a friend, relative or other assistant to accompany them, for example, an interpreter or signer.
    Bupa health centres providing musculoskeletal services do not have specialised equipment such as hoists.
  • The first time that you contact us, we will ask you to provide some personal details and open a confidential medical file for all your records. All patient records are subject to the same strict rules of confidentiality that you would expect of any medical records. No information will be passed to any third party without your consent.
  • Clinical governance
    Clinical governance is "a framework through which organisations are accountable for continuously improving the quality of their services and safeguarding high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence of clinical care will flourish"".1
    It requires that as an organisation we have:
    • quality improvement activity eg, audit
    • a process for monitoring
    • internal and external reviews
    • clear policies to manage risk
    • clinical incidents reporting
    • a clear complaints handling policy
    • management and reporting of poor performance

    Care Quality Commission
    This organisation requires that all our procedures and policies place the client as the most important stakeholder, and that we ensure client safety at all times through clear policies and procedures.
    Bupa Centres are regulated and inspected a minimum of once a year by the National Care Standards Commission. A copy of the latest inspection report is available from:
    Care Quality Commission
    National Correspondence
    Citygate, Gallowgate
    Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PA
    ISO accreditation
    We currently operate under the guidelines of the ISO9001:2000 quality management system. As part of this, we operate a stringent clinical standards policy with full internal audit of all procedures. All non-clinical staff also undergo regular appraisal through the Bupa Positive Performance Management process.
    1. Source: BMJ 1998; 317 : 61 (Published 4 July 1998)
  • Details of our claims and referral process can be found here.
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