NHS Physiotherapy at the Royal Free London

Physiotherapy is a branch of therapy that is mainly applied to help the recovery and improvement of movement. Physiotherapists are commonly used in a wide variety of life situations, including by most sporting teams and athletes, but they are also needed in hospitals to treat the many patients that are affected by mobility problems.

NHS physiotherapy is provided to patients based on need.

What do physiotherapists do at Barnet, Chase Farm and the Royal Free hospitals?

At the Royal Free London, physiotherapists are instrumental in helping our patients with mobility problems to improve and regain independence and a good quality of life. This is done through advice and strategies for managing on-going physical disability and working to rehabilitate patients physically.

Many different types of patient need physiotherapy, for example, as a result of a medical condition, surgery, trauma or even neurological disorders.

Our physiotherapists specialise in treating a variety of different conditions, often working in teams with other Royal Free London specialists and therapists to achieve the best patient care. Areas covered include the following:

  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Neuro-physiotherapy
  • Cardiovascular care
  • Respiratory care
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Burns and plastic surgery
  • Hand therapy 
  • Health services for elderly people 
  • Oncology and palliative care
  • Paediatric (children’s) physiotherapy
  • Women's health (obstetrics & gynaecology) 
  • Amputation
  • Critical care

Private physiotherapy in London

If you’re looking for a private physiotherapist in London we also have a private physiotherapy team that provides an in-patient and out-patient clinic service to patients with a wide variety of conditions.

Find about more about Royal Free private physiotherapy services


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Find your ward

  • Barnet Hospital

    Wellhouse Lane
    EN5 3DJ

    Enquiries: 020 8216 4720

  • Chase Farm Hospital

    The Ridgeway
    EN2 8JL    

    Enquiries: 020 8375 1743 / 1490 / 1045

  • Cheshunt Community Hospital

    King Arthur Court
    EN8 8XN 
    Enquiries: 020 8375 1743 / 1490 / 1045

  • Potters Bar Community Hospital

    Barnet Road
    Potters Bar
    EN6 2RY

    Enquiries: 01707 653286 x 6158

  • Royal Free Hospital

    Pond Street
    NW3 2QG

    Patient enquiries: 020 7830 2127
    GP enquiries: 020 7794 0500 x 32274 

The Team

  • Other key team members

  • Mr Paul McLaughlin

    Mr Paul McLaughlin

    Clinical specialist physiotherapist in haemophilia

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