What is a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists are university trained and are experts in injury diagnosis, injury treatment, exercise prescription, injury prevention and rehabilitation. We specialise in neurology and have significant post graduate experience in working with patients with neurological disorders.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history, it can often we useful to send through hospital discharge summaries and therapy reports prior to the appointment however this is not essential. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medications.
How many visits will I need?
The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough assessment, the physiotherapist will discuss their treatment plan for the rehabilitation process. These sessions can be arranged in the comfort of your home at a time that suits you.
What should I wear to my appointment?
Physiotherapist need to assess movement, so loose fitting clothing may be an idea. We will often need to look at the area concerned and with your consent; you may be asked to remove some clothing. It is often better to wear loose, comfortable clothing that can be easily taken on and off.
If you are attending for a problem with your lower back or legs, you may wish to bring a pair of shorts. For assessment of your neck or arms a strappy/sleeveless top may be useful.
If for religious or personal reasons you are unhappy to undress, please inform your Physiotherapist. It will not affect your right to treatment, although the assessment and some treatments may need to be adapted. Having a carer or family member present may be helpful.
How do I make an appointment?
You can get in touch by phone for a free telephone discussion to see if we are able to help you or send us a message and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively use the quick and easy online booking page, which is the method we prefer.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, physiotherapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor, you are able to self refer. However most health insurers require a doctors referral before they authorise cover of fees, some will need you to obtain a authorisation number which can be done so over the telephone.
Ask us a Question
Feel free to ask any physio therapy related questions over the phone, or get send your question via the Contact Us. Your message will be dispatched directly to our staff who will answer as soon as they can.
If you require an assessment from a member of the multi disciplinary team, we have access to a number of specialists we can refer to if required, please discuss your requirements with us.Ask a Question