Move your body for better health

At Matilda we do everything we can to encourage and facilitate healthy exercise. In addition to advanced orthopaedic care and physiotherapy, we work to advance body health in the following ways:

  • Postural assessment

    The postural assessment programme examines the way the whole body functions mechanically.
    As assessment can:

    • identify, prevent and correct problems with body mechanics and which may be present in the early, and usually painless stage,
    • identify and correct the causes of pre-existing musculoskeletal problems
    • provide appropriate management solutions

    The assessment is suitable for all, and especially beneficial for teenagers during the years of rapid growth and physical change.

  • Physical fitness assessments

    Measuring your specific fitness levels helps to determine your overall health. We’ll test you for aerobic endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition.

    Accurate physical fitness measurements are essential for setting realistic fitness goals and monitoring the progress of exercise plans. It’s also very satisfying to see your results improve over time and a great source of motivation.

  • Pilates

    Pilates focuses on analysing and treating postural, muscle and movement imbalances associated with musculoskeletal pain. The exercise rehabilitation programme incorporates mat exercises and resistance training with specialised slings and springs equipment.

    The development of dynamic postural stability and optimal biomechanical balance is the key to the success of this approach in managing and preventing musculoskeletal dysfunction.

  • Gyrotonic® Expansion System

    Athletes and dancers apply the Gyrotonic® approach to enhance body flexibility, strength and conditioning. It’s ideal to improve poor posture or poor spinal movement pattern. Our sessions are taught by physiotherapists with qualified Gyrotonic® trainer certification.

    Gyrotonic® equipment facilitates three-dimensional and rotational movement that emphasises multiple joint articulation. It also enables development of co-ordinated power in muscles and strengthening of ligaments and tendons by increasing the motion range.

  • Obstetric physiotherapy

    Some women experience muscle or joint pain during or just after pregnancy. These might include back pain, pelvic girdle pain, coccyx pain or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

    The Matilda Physiotherapy team offers specialised services to alleviate these conditions. Individual treatment plans can involve posture advice, exercise programmes, coping strategies, pelvic support and mobility aids.

  • Chest and Respiratory physiotherapy

    Physiotherapy techniques play an important part in assessing, treating and strengthening the respiratory system. Our physiotherapy team will help with a wide range of conditions affecting the heart and lungs, including arrhythmias, ischaemic heart disease, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis. 

    In addition to aiding chest clearance and maximising functional ability, cardio-pulmonary exercises can help to speed recovery and rehabilitation after general surgery and intensive care.

  • Orthopaedic physiotherapy

    Our physiotherapists manage and treat muscle, bone, ligament and tendon problems, such as arthritis, neck and back problems, and muscle and ligament injuries. The team work closely with orthopaedic surgeons to optimise your medical and post-surgery rehabilitation programmes to help to restore strength and movement after a sports injury or surgery.


  • Neurological physiotherapy

    Physiotherapy is important in managing the effects of neurological conditions. Our highly skilled therapists have experience with stroke, brain injury, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and common neurological cases.


  • Physiotherapy for women

    At Matilda, through our women's health services, we diagnose, advise and treat conditions that affect the female pelvis and pelvic floor such as pelvic pain, incontinence and uterine prolapse. In many cases these symptoms can be improved through physiotherapy. Our experienced, understanding therapists are here to provide advice and support.

  • Paediatric physiotherapy

    When it comes to physiotherapy, children need a particularly thoughtful and sensitive approach and the team understand the importance of involving the family and making treatment sessions interactive.

    A comprehensive assessment of the child helps form a plan of treatment. The programme includes explanations and easy-to-follow instructions for parents and carers to make sessions as stress-free and positive as possible for everyone.