Frequently Asked Questions

Q What will happen at my first visit?

A You will be greeted by our friendly reception staff who will confirm your personal details and will ask you to sign a ‘consent to treatment’ form. Your Physiotherapist will then collect you from the waiting area and take you into the treatment room. You will be asked various questions about your condition and previous medical history. He will then carry out a thorough examination of your physical presentation. The assessment findings will then be explained to you.


Q Will I be treated on my first visit?

A Most of the time some treatment is administered during your first session, if appropriate.


Q How many sessions will I need?

A The number of session you will need depends on the condition. However, the average treatment time is 6 sessions.


Q Will I be given exercises and advice on how to manage my condition?

A Yes. In the vast majority of cases exercises/activities are advised as it is very important for you to take responsibility for your treatment as well.


Q What do I need to wear for my appointment:

A For lower limb or lower back problems, shorts are advisable. For mid back, neck and shoulder problems, women are advised to wear vest tops.


Q Will I be in pain after my treatment?

A You may feel some post treatment discomfort but this should be short lived. Your physiotherapist will explain this to you in more detail. If you are at all worried about problems at any time during the course of your treatment, please contact us.


Q Do I need a referral?

A Generally no, as we accept self-referrals. However, some insurance companies require that you see your GP prior to physiotherapy. Please contact you insurance company for further details.