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 voicemail if needed, with your name and details and the physiotherapist will ring back, usually within 24 hours.

Alternatively, you can email via the website.

If you want to go ahead, we can book you in for an initial assessment.

Do I need to be referred by a Doctor?

You can refer yourself to Specialist Physiotherapy.  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 meet with you (and a family member or carer, if you wish).  A thorough physiotherapy assessment starts with a chat about your history and your current concerns.  This is followed by a detailed physical examination and a physiotherapy analysis of your ability, with recommendations of beneficial treatments.

What do I wear?

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

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 exercise sheets.

How often will I need physiotherapy?

This can vary greatly, depending on your diagnosis, your needs and circumstances.  The physiotherapist can advise, but ultimately you can make that choice.

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

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

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.