Physio FAQ’s

WHAT TO EXPECT

Physiotherapists need to discuss the history of your condition, they are thorough and carry out a comprehensive assessment asking you the questions that they need to formulate a plan of what needs assessing physically.

When they examine you they often need you to remove clothing so they can see areas of the body more clearly.  A pair of shorts can be useful to make you feel more comfortable and allow you to move about without restriction during the assessment.

The physiotherapist will then do a hands on assessment, discuss the findings with you and then agree a treatment plan together.  Treatment will be started and an exercise programme for you to do at home will be demonstrated if appropriate.

This usually takes 45-60 minutes.

WHAT TO BRING

It is useful to bring shorts with you for you to get changed into.  It would also be useful to bring any test results you may have and a list of your current medication.

If you need glasses to read please bring them with you as there is a short questionnaire to complete on arrival.

DO WE NEED A REFERAL TO ATTEND?

No, you can attend for a physiotherapy assessment if you feel you have a problem we can help with.  If your GP or Consultant has requested physiotherapy we would be happy to provide that service for you, please bring a copy of the referral if you have one.

IS THERE PARKING?

Yes there is free off street parking at both clinics.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?

We understand that life gets busy and sometimes things get in the way needing you to change your appointment.  Please contact us as soon as you realise you are going to be unable to attend, either via leaving a message on the phone or an email so we are able to use your appointment for another client.

“If you give us less than 24 hours’ notice and we are unable to allocate your appointment to another patient, you may be charged for your missed appointment.”