What To Expect

Every one of us is unique, so it’s only right that our physiotherapy treatment plans are designed specifically to each individual. Though each treatment plan will differ, we guarantee that everyone will receive the same high level of physiotherapy expertise, reassurance and confidentiality throughout their time with us.

Initial assessment and first treatment

Your initial physiotherapy session, which incorporates assessment and your first treatment, will typically last around 40 minutes and can be broken down into 3 parts.

Part 1: Getting to know you

First, we’ll spend a bit of time getting to know you and we’ll ask questions about your condition, such as where your pain or stiffness is, how it started and how long it has been going on, and what positions, movement or activities make it worse. We’ll try to work out what positions, movements or activities aggravate and ease the symptoms and make notes as we listen to your answers.

Part 2: Assessing and diagnosing

Next, we’ll take a good look at you. We’ll follow our thorough assessment processes to establish an accurate diagnosis.

Then, we’ll spend a bit of time trying to understand why you have it in the first place. Sometimes your posture, work position, activity or your own anomalies can make you more vulnerable to stresses and strains.

Part 3: Your first treatment

Following a full explanation of the diagnosis and the whole problem, we’ll usually treat on the first appointment.

More often than not we’ll do some hands on treatment to start getting things moving, which can help to ease the pain and then we’ll show you what you can do at home to improve your condition between treatment sessions.

Ongoing treatments

All our physiotherapy treatment sessions are one-on-one and last about 40 minutes. We have both male and female physiotherapists available.

Your treatment session will often include further hand-on treatment and possibly electrotherapy combined with further advice on progressive exercises and how to avoid the problem recurring.

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Rehab and prevention

Your treatment will include advice as well as a customised exercise programme to help improve mobility and strength. We’ll also educate you on how to prevent the problem from recurring. If it’s a long-term condition we’ll aim to show you an exercise programme to help you maintain movement and function, and we may advise how to modify your everyday activities to help manage the condition.

Physiotherapy through private health insurance

We can usually treat you using your private health insurance, but please check with your provider first as a GP or specialist referral might be needed. We can often bill your insurance provider direct, but we can also provide receipts for those policies that require them.

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