UK Physiotherapy Market Analysis

UK Physiotherapy Market Analysis

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The UK physiotherapy market size was valued at $1.38 Bn in 2022 and is estimated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.85% from 2022 to 2030 and will reach $1.87 Bn in 2030. The UK physiotherapy market is expected to grow due to an increase in the number of people suffering from chronic conditions as well as an ageing population. The market is segmented by Product Type, Application Type, and End User. The major players in the UK physiotherapy market are Machine Medicine, PneumaCare, Qured, Action First Physiotherapy Ltd, and others.

ID: IN10GBHS016 CATEGORY: Healthcare Services GEOGRAPHY: UK

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UK Physiotherapy Market Executive Summary

The UK physiotherapy market was valued at $1.38 Bn in 2022 and is estimated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of  3.85% from 2022 to 2030 and will reach $1.87 Bn in 2030. In 2020, total healthcare spending in the United Kingdom was US$ 274.38 Bn or $ 4090.14 per person. In nominal terms, healthcare spending increased by 15.7% in 2020, or 10.0% in real terms after inflation; this was the greatest growth rate since the series began in 1997. In 2020, The total current healthcare expenditure in the United Kingdom was 12.0% of the GDP, up from 9.9% in 2019. Preventive care spending reached $16.72 In 2020, up 40.8% in real terms, owing partly to increased government spending during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

The healthcare services industry comprises businesses, single proprietorships, and partnerships that provide human healthcare services and sell healthcare services and associated products. Businesses in this industry provide nursing care, residential substance abuse, and mental health facilities, dental treatment, and medical and diagnostic laboratory services, among other healthcare services. The primary categories of healthcare services include residential substance abuse and mental health facilities, hospitals and outpatient care facilities, doctors and other health practitioners, all other ambulatory healthcare services, ambulance services, dental services, home health care, residential nursing care services, and medical and diagnostic laboratory services. Hospitals and outpatient care centers offer medical diagnosis and treatment to patients with a range of medical problems.

Physiotherapy services are offered to patients suffering from mobility disorders. Usually performed by physiotherapists, physiotherapy involves an interaction between a patient and a physiotherapist in a bid to diagnose a patient's movement. Physiotherapy services have proven beneficial in the treatment of different medical conditions such as musculoskeletal dysfunction conditions, cardiopulmonary conditions such as COPD and cystic fibrosis, and neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and stroke. 30% of the UK’s 65-plus population experience a fall at least once a year costing the National Health Service (NHS) around $2.45 Bn a year. Physiotherapy-led services are in demand with an aging population set to expand by 4 Mn over the next 10 years. Increased focus on wellness and preventative treatments also supports long-term revenue growth of the UK physiotherapy market.

UK Physiotherapy Market Analysis

Market Dynamics

Market Growth Drivers Analysis

Physiotherapy-led services are increasing in demand with an aging population set to expand by 4m over the next 10 years. This population will drive higher incident rates (30% of the UKs over 65s experience a fall at least once a year costing the National Health Service (NHS) around US$ 274.38 Bn a year) and outsourced physiotherapy services could save the NHS an estimated US$ 292.91 Mn a year. Furthermore, Increased focus on wellness and preventative treatments from the public will also support long-term revenue growth. For patients who experience or are at risk of having a short- or long-term disability as a result of their injuries or illnesses, rehabilitation therapy is a crucial component of their care. Both patients and caregivers have benefited greatly from the integration of rehabilitative treatment into the healthcare continuum. As a result, many healthcare facilities are integrating rehabilitation care as an essential part of their care continuum. This has resulted in an increasing demand for rehabilitation equipment and, indirectly, physiotherapy equipment as well.

Market Restraints

Changes in healthcare insurance coverage and rules have a significant impact on individuals' out-of-pocket expenses. This could result in differences in services and have an effect on the standard of care. Patients frequently have to pay out of cash due to differences in coverage between and between federal and private payers. Before co-insurance kicks in, patients can be responsible for a co-pay, co-insurance, facility fees, and reaching a large deductible. Co-pays for some physiotherapy procedures can be very expensive. The accompanying expenditures may restrict patients' access to treatments, preventing them from receiving therapy in some cases. On the other hand, some patients might be unable to return to work or carry out their daily activities. Additionally, patients are subjected to arbitrary annual visit caps that do not correspond to the initial diagnosis or severity criteria.

Competitive Landscape

Key Players

The most prominent companies in the Physiotherapy Services industry in the UK are

  • Machine Medicine (UK)
  • PneumaCare (UK)
  • Qured (UK)
  • Action First Physiotherapy Ltd (UK)
  •  Alliance Physiotherapy Ltd (UK)
  • MIRA rehab (UK)
  • Colfax Corp.
  • BTL Industries
  • Performance Health
  • ITO Co., Ltd.
  • Enraf-Nonius B.V.
  • Dynatronics Corporation
  • Mectronic
  • EMS Physio Ltd.
  • Whitehall Manufacturing
  • Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH
  • Zynex Inc
  • Richmar
  • Storz Medical AG
  • Mettler Electronics Corp,
  • Power Medic
  • CoolSystems Inc

Notable Recent Deals

March 2021- Physitrack Limited, the world leader in virtual care technology for rehabilitation and an Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) Mobility Partner, today announces the second transaction in its M&A program - the acquisition of UK-based care provider Rehabplus.  This is a unique opportunity to further develop our healthcare provider and patient user experience for the Physitrack and Physiotools products. The Rehabplus team brings a breadth of knowledge in both hands-on and virtual care provision that will be key for ongoing R&D work, and for helping expand our virtual care offering to a wider audience.

Healthcare Policies and Regulatory Landscape

In the United Kingdom, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional organization and trade union for physiotherapists. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, which was founded in 1894, has grown to become the profession's largest membership organization, with over 53,000 members. The National Health Service (NHS) provides free physiotherapy which is funded by national insurance tax to all citizens of the UK. Private hospitals and services that can be accessed by people with private health insurance or willing to self-pay.

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Service Overview
1.2 Global Scenario
1.3 Country Overview
1.4 Healthcare Scenario in Country
1.5 Healthcare Services Market in Country
1.6 Recent Developments in the Country

2. Market Size and Forecasting
2.1 Market Size (With Excel and Methodology)
2.2 Market Segmentation (Check all Segments in Segmentation Section)

3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Market Drivers
3.2 Market Restraints

4. Competitive Landscape
4.1 Major Market Share

4.2 Key Company Profile (Check all Companies in the Summary Section)

4.2.1 Company Overview Product Applications and Services Recent Developments Partnerships Ecosystem Financials (Based on Availability)

5. Reimbursement Scenario
5.1 Reimbursement Regulation
5.2 Reimbursement Process for Services
5.3 Reimbursement Process for Treatment

6. Methodology and Scope

UK Physiotherapy Market Segmentation

By Product: (Revenue, USD Billion):

Based on product, the physiotherapy equipment market is divided into two major segments, namely, equipment and accessories. The equipment segment accounted for the largest share of the physiotherapy equipment market in 2021. The equipment segment is further segmented into electrotherapy equipment, ultrasound equipment, exercise therapy equipment, heat therapy equipment, cryotherapy equipment, combination therapy equipment, continuous passive motion therapy equipment, shockwave therapy equipment, laser therapy equipment, magnetic pressure therapy equipment, traction therapy, and other physiotherapy equipment (hydrotherapy and vacuum therapy). Owing to the increasing use of electrotherapy equipment in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and owing to increasing concerns for patients’ safety and minimal/no side-effects during the physiotherapy treatments.

  • Equipment
  • Electrotherapy equipment
  • Ultrasound equipment
  • Exercise therapy equipment
  • Heat therapy equipment
  • Cryotherapy equipment
  • Combination therapy equipment
  • Continous passive motion therapy equipment
  • Shockwave therapy equipment
  • Laser therapy equipment
  • Magnetic pressure therapy equipment
  • Traction therapy
  • Other physiotherapy equipment
  • Accessories
  • Manual Therapy
  • Specialized treatment
  • Joint Mobilization Techniques
  • Suspension Therapy

By Application (Revenue, USD Billion):

Based on application, the physiotherapy equipment market is segmented into musculoskeletal applications, neurological applications, cardiovascular and pulmonary applications, pediatric applications, gynecological applications, and other applications (including sports and palliative care). The musculoskeletal applications segment holds a dominating share attributed to the increasing adoption of physiotherapies to accelerate recovery of accidental injuries, rising incidence of musculoskeletal disorders, and growth in the geriatric population.

By Applications

  • Musculoskeletal applications
  • Neurological applications
  • Cardiovascular and pulmonary applications
  • Pediatric applications
  • Gynecological applications
  • Other applications

By End-user (Revenue, USD Billion):

Based on end users, the physiotherapy equipment market is segmented into physiotherapy & rehabilitation centers, hospitals, home care settings, physician offices, and other end users (community health centers and elderly care facilities). In 2021, the physiotherapy & rehabilitation centers segment accounted for the largest share of the physiotherapy equipment market due to increasing demand for advanced physiotherapy equipment and their wide usage across the care continuum across these centers.

  • Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation centers
  • Hospitals
  • Home care settings
  • Physician offices

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  8. Healthcare Policies & Regulatory Framework
  9. Reimbursement Scenario
  10. Factors Driving Future Growth

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Last updated on: 29 April 2024
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