1What should I wear?
Loose clothing is best. You may be asked to remove some items of clothing as I will need to be able to work on the injured area freely. Your modesty and dignity is always respected and upheld.
2Do I need to see my GP or consultant to be referred for physiotherapy?
No you don’t, but if I need to I may have to contact your GP - only with your permission. If you are claiming on your private health insurance most companies will require a doctor’s referral letter.
3Does physiotherapy hurt?
I do my best not to cause any further pain but post-treatment soreness can be a problem to some people. It usually wears off after 24 hours but may take a few days.
4How quickly will I feel the benefits of the treatment?
Physiotherapy is not an instant cure. It may take a few sessions to achieve a result. If there is no response, or you are worse, after three sessions I will stop the treatment and refer you to your GP or a consultant for further tests and investigations.
5How many treatments will I need?
This will vary as it will depend on what the problem is and how long you have had it for. There are occasional times when I can manage a good result in one treatment but the usual is about 4 to 6 sessions.