Specialist Physiotherapy Services in Essex


The Physiotherapy Department at the Oaks Hospital offers a range of specialist services including:

Upper Limb & Hand Therapy

The Hand Therapy service is lead by Charlotte Ridsdale, a clinical specialist in Upper Limb and Hand Therapy. 

The service manages various hand conditions:

  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Acute injury
  • Impairment resulting from chronic pathology
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Neurological impairment

It also provides made to measure thermoplastic splinting to patients where appropriate. 

For further information, please contact Charlotte Ridsdale on 01206 753 222.

Incontinence treatment

At the Oaks we have a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist who treats all types of female and male incontinence problems of the bladder and the bowel. She also treats pelvic pain and problems associated with breast surgery scars. 

For further information, in confidence, please contact  the Women's Health Clinical Specialist on 01206 753 222

Mobility and Balance

The Oaks Physiotherapy Department is now able to offer physiotherapy assistance, treatment, and/or advice to patients suffering from neurological problems. 

Acquired neurological problems treated include: 

  • Stroke
  • Head injury
  • Neuropathologies such as Parkinson’s disease and MS


The Oaks Hospital's Podiatrist, Andrew Barker, has extensive experience in treating biomechanical foot problems, those caused by sporting injury and diabetic foot problems. The service provides specialist gait analysis, bespoke orthoses and footwear advice. 

Foot problems treated include:

  • Plantar Faciitis
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Flat Feet
  • Excessive Pronation
  • Rheumatoid Foot Pathology
  • Bunions
  • Plantar Skin Lesions
  • Back and Lower Limb Joint Pain
  • Shin Splints

How to book an appointment?

To book an appointment please telephone the Physiotherapy Department directly on 01206 753 222 or fill the contact us form. 

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