Moorgate Physio

Why See Our Moorgate Physio?

Experienced and Professional: our physio is trained in a variety of treatment techniques, such as spinal manipulative therapy, dry needling, Pilates and post-injury rehabilitation.

Sports Physio: our physio has worked with an array of sports teams, including Wiltshire FA – Centre of Excellence, whereby sports physiotherapy and pre-habilitation was a key element for the football players. If you are looking for effective sport-specific functional rehabilitation, whether you are in pain or planning on returning to your sport, give us a call on 020 7374 2272.

Convenient and Flexible: our physio offers extended opening hours for out-of-office appointment times (7.30am-7pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday). Our physio clinic is located in the heart of the City of London (EC2), just off London Wall. We are a few minutes’ walk from Bank, St. Paul’s, Moorgate, and Barbican Underground stations.

Dedicated Receptionist: we have a dedicated receptionist who can answer phone calls and emails quickly and efficiently.

Same-Day Appointments: the clinic diary is optimally organised to allow for new physio patient appointments to be made available every day. Over 90% of new patients are offered an appointment on the same day they call.

Physio Call-Back Service: should you wish to discuss your individual injury/complaint with a physio prior to booking an appointment, then we will happily arrange a call-back.

Live Online Booking/Appointment Management System: book and reschedule your physio appointments anytime, 365 days a year.

What to Expect at Your First Physio Consultation?


What Should I Wear for My Physiotherapy Session?

During your first visit, you will be required to wear a gown (in order for the physiotherapist to perform a full examination). Alternatively, please feel free to bring along some shorts and a t-shirt. On the subsequent visits, loose fitting clothes are recommended.

What Happens at My First Physiotherapy Consultation?

The first consultation takes approximately 45 minutes. It is during this consultation that information is obtained so that a diagnosis of your complaint can be made.

This can be subdivided into four parts:

• Case History

Information is taken relevant to your injury, i.e. site of discomfort and aggravating and relieving factors. Your previous medical history will also be covered.

• Orthopaedic and Neurological Examination

This is an assessment of the positions which aggravate your complaint including range of movement, palpation, muscle tests and provocative manoeuvres. This will highlight the severity of the complaint and the structures involved.

A neurological examination includes an assessment of the function of the nerves in the spine or extremities (arms and legs), which will deduce the area of possible neural involvement.

• X-rays

These are very rarely necessary, but may be required to help rule out or confirm certain diagnoses, such as fractures. Furthermore, observing the spine in a weight-bearing posture provides us with information regarding any areas of the spine that are under stress on a day-to-day basis. The degree of degeneration can also be ascertained.

There are no x-ray facilities on site, so patients are referred to a local radiography clinic.

• MRI Scans

Additional soft tissue imaging may also be used by our City of London physiotherapists to gain further information about a patient’s complaint. Where necessary, patients can be referred to Vista Diagnostics.

Upon completion of the examination, the diagnosis and a plan of management will be explained by your chiropractor. The patient will then be asked to consent to treatment and treatment can then be initiated.

Treatment Plan

A treatment plan will be laid out from acute care through to rehabilitation and maintenance, along with a timeframe for recovery. Once the physiotherapist is confident the patient has a full understanding of their condition, treatment will be given. You will usually receive treatment at the first consultation. An array of techniques may be used, including mobilisation, manipulation, soft tissue work, stretching, ultrasound and exercises (possibly including Pilates).

If it is felt that treatment is not appropriate or further investigations are required, patients are referred onto the relevant healthcare professional.

Physio Treatment

What’s Involved?

At Bodymotion, our physiotherapists are highly trained to use a variety of treatment techniques that will aid your recovery. Each treatment modality is specifically utilised with your background, goals and lifestyle needs in mind.

Our aim is not only to get you pain-free, but we will provide exercise, education and advice on how to prevent this injury from reoccurring.

There are three components to treatment, namely:

Manual Therapy

• Manipulation and mobilisation techniques.

• Flexion-distraction.

• Soft tissue work (massage, trigger-point therapy, Graston Technique, soft tissue release techniques, kinesiotaping, stretching, etc.).

• Electrotherapy (ultrasound, etc.).

• Cryotherapy (heat and ice treatments).


• Preventative.

• Rehabilitative and postural.

• Specific sports rehabilitation.

• General.

 Patient Advice

• Postural correction.

• Diet.

• Lifestyle.

At Bodymotion, we believe that treatment is very much a partnership between you and your practitioner and, therefore, if you are unsure or not happy with a particular treatment technique, please inform your physiotherapist who can put you at ease or modify the treatment accordingly.

Physio Research

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Your Health;

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy works: musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs);

Department of Health, Musculoskeletal Services Framework. London: Department of Health; 2006;

Bupa, Better Health Channel, Physiotherapy. January 2012; The Merck Manuals, published July 2007, Treatment of pain and inflammation;

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, CSP physiotherapy framework – Published 2010, Definition of Physiotherapy.   BMJ, Musculoskeletal low back pain. published July 2011, Best Practice.

eMedicine, Low back pain and sciatica published May 2011.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Hayden J, van Tulder MW, Malmivaara A, et al. Exercise therapy for treatment of non-specific low back pain. 2005, Issue 3

Our team of chiropractors and massage therapists are on hand to answer any questions you may have, so get in touch today via or on +44 (0)20 7374 2272.

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