NEW Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Unit opens


The physiotherapy team at Holly House Hospital celebrate as the first phase of the hospital’s £20 million redevelopment and expansion project opens.

The new Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Unit contains six individual treatment areas as well as a larger gym area for patient rehabilitation, enabling the unit to offer superior physiotherapy and integrated rehabilitation to a far wider audience.  New services being introduced include rehabilitative Pilates sessions and stress management courses incorporating yoga, cranial/sacral therapy, visualisation techniques and cognitive behavioural therapy.

Helen Cairney, Physiotherapy Lead at Holly House Hospital, said: “We are delighted to open the doors of our new department to patients – and to be the first department to move into the new build.  It really is a superb facility and being centrally located within the hospital as part of a new dedicated outpatient facility means patients will soon be able to access consultations, diagnostic imaging and physiotherapy all under one roof.  This investment in the Physiotherapy Unit will enable us to maintain the high quality of care we provide to the local community including many local professional sportsmen and women.”

All of our the physiotherapists are experienced chartered physiotherapists who offer a combination of the latest treatment techniques, sports injury treatments, exercise and advice to treat patients.  They treat people of all ages with physical problems caused by illness, accident or ageing including back, neck and shoulder pain, upper and lower limb conditions, sports injuries, post-operative rehabilitation and posture-related problems.  The unit also provides a number of specialist services including acupuncture, electrotherapy, biofeedback to identify muscle imbalance, phototherapy for the treatment of a variety of skin conditions, and stress incontinence or pelvic floor dysfunction.

The redevelopment and expansion project, overall, remains on schedule with works progressing and the new building framework now constructed.  The new purpose-built facility, located at the rear of the existing hospital and expected to open this autumn, will house majority of the hospital’s outpatient services including consultation rooms, pharmacy, a minor treatment unit, oral surgery suite and pathology laboratory.  This will enable additional inpatient bedrooms to be created within the current building.  The hospital continues to run as normal during construction.

Date: 12/03/2012