Chase Lodge Hospital is delighted to announce the Physiotherapy Department headed up by Karen Sibilia. This means that Physiotherapy will now be available 6 days a week – including Saturdays at our hospital. We believe this to be a very welcome service for you, our patients. It is worth mentioning that where possible, the Physiotherapy Team can also visit at home including the provision of domiciliary care.
It’s worth mentioning Karen our lead Physiotherapist’s outstanding experience – spanning over 20 years and including working with prestigious sporting events and personalities. Karen was inspired to become a Physiotherapist after visiting her Grandfather in hospital who was recovering from a hip replacement. It was there she met his Physiotherapist and became hooked! Karen has covered the Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Junior Games GB team in Lisbon and she has been the Physiotherapist for England at the Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. Additionally, she has worked with Torvill and Dean at the Ice dance Tour and the England Rugby 7. You know you are in well-practised hands. Karen specialises in the shoulder and is a member of BESS (British Elbow & Shoulder Society).
Working with the Medical Team at Chase Lodge Hospital allows our Physiotherapy Team to be able to offer a complete range of physiotherapy that is specific to patient needs; such as shoulder (as mentioned), upper limb dysfunction, spinal issues and lower limb. The Physio Team at Chase Lodge includes specific sports experience in many different types of sporting activities – at a high level. This complements the Sports Medicine Team at the hospital too. Additionally, the team deal in post-operative management.
However, Physiotherapy is not just for sports injuries, accident recuperation or illnesses causing limb or muscular pain – it is for many things. It is a combination of getting people better, showing them how they can deal with pain, as well as being a reference point post-surgically; it is a great source of advice and a method to aid improvement of fitness. Our Physiotherapists work closely with personal trainers and Dietitians including Lana Pinshaw of Chase Lodge Hospital.
In fact, Physiotherapy is fast becoming a way of life, there is a growing trend of physiotherapy being used in many industries such as aviation (British Airways for example), retail (Marks & Spencer etc) and other blue chip companies who want their staff to improve their well-being at work. Physiotherapy does have a place in everyday life; it can be preventative as well as curative.
For more information or to book an appointment with the Physiotherapy Team call 020 8358 7100.