What should I do if I am interested in having physiotherapy?

Please call the practice to discuss your concerns with the physiotherapist. Please leave a message, with your name and details, if it is an answering service.  The physiotherapist will ring back to discuss with you to see if physiotherapy can be beneficial. Alternatively, you can email via the website. You do not have to make an appointment straight away as you may want time to think about it. However, if you are happy to go ahead, we can book you in for an initial assessment at a time that is convenient for you.


Do I need to be referred by a Doctor?

You can refer yourself to Specialist Physiotherapy. Once treatment has begun, we usually send a letter to your GP to let them know that treatment has started. Occasionally, we may need to contact your GP (with your permission) to access more information about a particular health matter.


Where are the physiotherapy sessions held?

Specialist Physiotherapy is a domiciliary service, so assessments and treatments are usually in the patient’s home. Sometimes, patients prefer to meet at their local Gym.


What happens in my first physiotherapy session?

The physiotherapist will come to your home and meet with you (and a family member or carer, if you wish). A thorough physiotherapy assessment is undertaken, starting with a chat about what’s happened so far and your current concerns. This is followed by a detailed physical examination tailored to your specific needs and ending with a physiotherapy analysis of your current ability, making recommendations about the way forward and possible beneficial treatments.


What do I wear?

It is best to wear loose clothing, for example, tracksuit trousers, T-shirts, so that it is easier to move about. Sometimes some clothing needs to be removed so that we can see or treat a joint properly, such as a weak shoulder after a stroke.


How much does a session cost?

Charges vary according to the length of the session. Travel charges are added depending on travel time needed for the visit, please contact us for more information.


How do I pay for physiotherapy?

Payment can be made via cash, cheque or bank transfer. This can be paid at the end of each session, or invoiced to you at the end of the month.


How should I prepare for the session?

Please have any useful information ready, such as medication prescriptions, X-ray, scan results or relevant Doctors letters. It is also useful to see any previous physiotherapy exercises you have been given.


How often will I need physiotherapy?

This can vary greatly from patient to patient, depending on the condition you have, the stage of recovery you are at, and what your needs and circumstances are. The physiotherapist will advise after the assessment, but

ultimately you can make that choice.


What happens if I’m not well or can’t make a session?

We would prefer as much notice as possible, preferably the day before the session. If it is a last minute cancellation, or with no cancellation, then a charge may be made.



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