HEALTH: Get the help you need at BMI The Winterbourne Hospital

Winterbourne Physiotherapy Clinic hosts a team of experienced Physiotherapists with a passion for helping patients in Dorchester and the surrounding areas achieve their physical potential.

Gait Analysis

BMI The Winterbourne Hospital is one of only five BMI Healthcare hospitals in the country to provide high-level Gait Analysis, which employs cutting edge Gait & Motion Foot Scan technology as used by world champion athletes. The Foot Scan allows for accurate 2D and 3D analysis of static, balance and dynamic measurements, with the highest recording speed available today. This allows the clinician to see greater detail and conduct a more reliable gait and postural analysis.

From patients wishing to enhance sports performance to restoring daily comfort, our Chartered Physiotherapists will use the latest Footscan® technology to capture and analyse your movement when walking or running. They will work with you to provide a thorough assessment, analysis and treatment plan based on the results of your scan.

Using the data gathered from your footscan, the team will design and order the world’s first 3D-printed Phits insoles that are custom-made to you and the results of your Gait Analysis based on your dynamic data.

This treatment is most suitable for patients who:

  • Have foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain
  • Have conditions such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, bunions, or neuromas
  • Experience foot/ankle instability, flat feet or overpronation
  • Are recovering from foot injury or surgery
  • Want to enhance physical / sports performance

You don’t need a GP referral to access this service. Get an appointment within 48 hours.*

*Subject to treatment type and availability.


Be seen within 48 hours by our imaging team.*

*Referral required. Subject to scan type and availability.

We offer rapid investigations with our state-of-the-art high-quality resolution 1.5T mobile MRI scanner, which provides detailed and fast scans. Our highly skilled and professionally accredited Radiographers and Consultant Radiologists are able to scan:

  • The head
  • Brain
  • Spinal cord
  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Heart and blood vessels
  • Internal organs

The MRI scanner is a vital part of our hospital services with high demand for patients locally and further afield. MRI scanning is one of the safest and most sophisticated imaging techniques available today and can be used to produce images of almost any part of the body and can produce images from all angles.

MRI is the investigation of choice in the preoperative staging of rectal and prostate cancer and has a role in the diagnosis, staging, and follow-up of other tumours, as well as determining areas of tissue for sampling along with investigating neurological cancers, and many other conditions. You may also have an MRI scan to check your blood flow, check how a treatment is working, or check a cancer stage.


The Musculoskeletal Assessment Service offers rapid access to a Specialist Physiotherapist for expert advice, and a fast and accurate diagnosis and assessment of any injury or ongoing musculoskeletal problem related to the hip, knee or shoulder. 

The team will advise on the management of your condition and if indicated organise discounted diagnostic imaging where necessary.

Any imaging will be reviewed and discussed with one of our orthopaedic consultants as part of the package of care.

This service includes:

  • Assessment of your condition by a Musculoskeletal Clinical Specialist
  • A personalised plan of care and rapid access to appropriate treatment
  • Access to our Orthopaedic consultants if required
  • Discounted diagnostic imaging (X-Ray/ MRI/ Ultrasound)
  • A follow-up appointment with a Physiotherapist to discuss results and treatment options

For a full list of services, please visit

Physio: 01305 756 604 (Option 2)

Imaging: 01305 756 607

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