FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Your Questions Answered
We’ve taken some of the questions we get asked most frequently and compiled them in one place. If you can’t find the answer you're looking for in the list below, contact us and we will do our best to assist you.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT MY APPOINTMENT?
At your first appointment, your Physiotherapist will ask you a series of questions about your problem to help with diagnosis and establish how it is affecting and limiting your day to day life. You will also be asked about your general health and wellbeing and previous injuries to the affected area to give us a full picture of your condition. Your movement will be assessed and other tests such as range of motion of the affected joint and strength of the surrounding muscles may be performed.
The first session will last 45-60 minutes depending on the nature of your problem, this will allow time for treatment as well as advice on how to best manage and improve your problem. Following the session, you will be sent home with initial exercises to work on prior to your next session.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
During the session you may be asked to remove some outer layers of clothing to allow your Physiotherapist to see the area of injury. Depending on the area requiring treatment, you may wish to bring a vest top or sports bra if relevant and/or a pair of shorts along to your appointment.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
You do not need a referral from a Doctor to attend Physiotherapy and can book in directly. However, if you have any letters from your GP or Consultant regarding the condition or injury you wish to be treated bring them along to your appointment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Following your assessment your Physiotherapist will advise you how many sessions you are likely to need. On average most clients do not require more than 5 sessions for an issue. Sometimes people may even attend for one session to get advice on how to prevent a problem or to stop a niggle from developing into an injury with appropriate exercise guidance and early intervention.
If you would like to book and appointment you can do so here.