Common questions

What can physiotherapists treat?

A vast number of complaints including problems due to arthritis or wear and tear related to stiffness and pain as well as sports injuries providing a prompt and efficient treatment. Lower back and neck problems, including whiplash type injuries. Physiotherapists can treat and give advice concerning a large number of medical problems taking into account the age of the patient and severity of the symptoms.

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No, but if you are claiming through a health scheme it is wise to check with the company first. Physiotherapists are practitioners in there own right so it is not always necessary to go and see your GP. Of course if we feel you need advice from your GP we can get in touch.

How long will each session last?

Generally speaking between 30 and 50 mins. On the first visit an initial examination will be carried out and the treatment started so this may take a little longer. each visit after you will be asked how things have been since your last visit and if there have been any problems.

How do I pay?

Unfortunatly we do not except credit cards, switch or delta payments but we do except cash or cheques. in this case payment is at the end of each session or at the end of the week. If you are claiming through a health scheme, once we have all your details we deal directly with the company.

What type of treatment can I expect?

All treatment will be carried out by experienced Chartered and State Registered Physiotherapists in the strictest of confidence. All our equipment is inspected regularly and the hightest standards of treatment can be expected. Treatment sessions will generally be carried out by the same physiotherapist and will include some type of 'hands on' treatment mobilisation or manipulation, home exercise plan and usually electrotherapy. This will be discussed with each individual and will be according to the individuals needs so it will vary.

Why a Chartered Physiotherapist?

Chartered physiotherapists are widely recognised and accepted by medical doctors and health insurance companies as being able to treat a large variety of musculo-skeletal conditions. Chartered Physiotherapists study for 3 years at University Hospitals and as members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist has to undertake continuous professional development in order to practice. This ensures that all its members are highly trained and qualified giving the patient peace of mind and confidence.