Should I book a physiotherapy appointment?

If you have an injury or pain in your body that has been brought on by a specific incident or is aggravated with certain positions/postures, then chances are physiotherapy is right for you.

People come to physiotherapy for all sorts of reasons that might include rehabilitation after surgery, for a sports injury, for a niggle that just wont go away or even just to try and prevent issues occurring in the future (prehabilitation).

If you are unsure if physiotherapy is right for you call or drop us a message and we can discuss the matter before you book.

What will happen on my first visit?

Before you see the physiotherapist you will need to fill out a some paperwork. It is worth arriving 5 minutes before your allotted time to complete this.

After that the first thing we need to do is have chat. We will take some time to discuss your issue, your goals, your past medial history and what sort of things you like doing. This helps build a picture of how best to proceed and what possible contributory factors maybe influencing your symptoms.

After that you will be assessed, the therapist may look, move and feel the relevant area and ask you to carry out specific tasks or movements. This helps us work out more definitely what is causing the issue. Once this has been done we will explain as clearly as possible what the issue is and how best to proceed. In most cases treatment can then begin. This may range from hands on manual therapy (joint mobilisation, manipulation/massage/ stretching), specific exercise rehabilitation or simply a chat outlining how best to manage the symptoms.

What should I wear to my appointment?

It is best to wear comfortable clothes to your appointment that can be adjusted to allow the therapist the see and move the relevant area freely. Sports type clothing e.g. shorts and t shirts/ vest top are ideal if you have any.

Do I need to see my doctor before coming?

No, you can book an appointment without seeing you doctor first, which given the often long waits at present often means we can start getting you better faster.

However, at times once we have assessed you we decide that referring you to your doctor or another specialist is the best way forward.

Will treatment assessment/treatment hurt?

During assessment the physiotherapist will always consider how severe and how easily provoked your symptoms are before proceeding, this will help keep any pain to a minimum. Some treatments can be uncomfortable at times, but each treatment will be tailored to the individual. Communication between the patient and the physio is vital, if you have concerns before, during or after the treatment please discuss them with the physiotherapist.

How much will treatment cost?

We have a standard treatment cost of £50 per session.

How long will a session last?

A typical session will last around 40-45 minutes. If you feel you require more time please contact us to discuss a longer appointment.

Is there parking at the clinic?

Yes, there is dedicated parking right outside the clinic, however at busy times you may need to use free on street parking in the local area.

Do you do massage/sports massage ?

Some treatments will involve a degree of massage. Matt has a Level 3 Diploma in sports massage and teaches sports massage to undergraduate physiotherapy students. When the diary allows appointments can be booked for sports massage but priority will be given to people with a current injury. We have other therapists we can recommend if we cant fit you in.

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