We are open!

As we enter another period of national lockdown, we wanted to provide some clarity on what these new restrictions mean for your physiotherapy appointments and other services here at The Physios. 

All along, healthcare provision and physiotherapy have been categorized as essential services and remain open no matter what level of lockdown restrictions are imposed. Along with the latest national restriction advice, the government has been clear about healthcare provision stating thatit is vital anyone who thinks they need any kind of medical care comes forward and seeks help”. Travel to and from these appointments are also essential and permissible. 

As you would expect we remain extremely vigilant to Government advice and are adhering to guidance from our professional body. We are confident that we can deliver the essential services we provide in a safe, COVID secure environment. Our team are kitted up with PPE and we are ready to help!

Physiotherapy consultations

There are no restrictions to healthcare including physiotherapy during the latest national restrictions which means that your appointment can go ahead as planned. Please see the additional advice in your appointment reminder email to help us maintain a COVID-secure environment. We continue to play our part in keeping our community healthy with enhanced cleaning, installation of automatic hand sanitiser units throughout the building, checking staff and visitor temperatures and being fully compliant with PPE requirements for your safety.


1 to 1 sessions – our physiotherapy-led 1:1 rehabilitation sessions can continue. So many people over recent months have found these sessions to be the ideal preparation for our online Pilates classes which provide an great way to self-manage their injury or condition. We are aware that rehabilitation and clinical Pilates are an important and essential component of injury management and recovery.

Small group sessions – despite our best efforts to provide smaller Pilates classes to suit COVID-19 regulations the latest lockdown does require us to discontinue these for the time being. We are acutely aware of how important it is to stay fit and healthy – even more so now we are more confined to home, the evenings are dark and the weather is well, less ‘amenable’. So do check out Kate’s ‘live’ online classes. For just £25 per month you can access 3 ‘live’ classes per week and catch up online whenever you can through the week. Simply get in touch to find out more. Alternatively, you can always progress your rehabilitation by seeing Kate on a 1:1 basis in our studio.

Online consultations

Of course there are some people who will feel particularly vulnerable and cautious at this time. Online consultations in the first instance can be a really effective way to discuss your symptoms and analyse your movement. From this point we can suggest exercises from our online video library, advise or prescribe medication for your condition as well as deduce whether an essential ‘face to face’ session is warranted. 

Please do not worry if you are unsure about the technology – we will make your online appointment a seamless experience. All you need is a laptop, tablet or phone and an internet connection. A link to connect for your appointment is sent in your consultation reminder. As well as being very experienced physiotherapists, we are also independent prescribers which enables us to manage all musculoskeletal problems effectively including prescribing and thereby reducing some of the burden on your GP.

Get in touch

Should you have any queries, our friendly reception team are on-hand during our opening hours below. If you would like to book an appointment it is best to give us a call on 0114 267 8181. Alternatively you can get in touch with us via the website or Facebook.

Monday – 13.00 – 20.00

Tuesday – 08.30 – 19.00

Wednesday – 09.00 – 20.30

Friday – 08.30 – 17.30

Stay safe and well