Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
HOW LONG IS A TREATMENT SESSION?
Initial assessments including treatment are 45 minutes to one hour and follow on treatment sessions are 30 minutes.
WHY SEE A PRIVATE PHYSIOTHERAPIST RATHER THAN AN NHS PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
We can offer appointments at short notice without incurring the delay of seeing a GP and being referred under the NHS. Our clinics are not dictated to as to the numbers of treatments or types of treatment and we will treat you in line with your clinical assessment.
DO I NEED TO SEE MY DOCTOR?
No, you can refer yourself directly to us.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Following your assessment the physiotherapist will discuss with you how many sessions you may require. On the whole the sooner you are seen the less treatment you should require.
WHAT SHALL I WEAR?
We recommend that you wear loose, comfortable clothes. It may be advisable to wear shorts for a back or lower limb problem and a vest top for a neck/upper limb problem.
ARE THERE BENEFITS OF SEEING A PHYSIOTHERAPIST BASED IN A GP PRACTICE?
We can easily liaise with the GPs and are able to access any relevant investigations relating to your injury/condition.
CLAIMING THROUGH AN INSURANCE POLICY?
If you are claiming through an insurance policy we advise you to contact them or check your policy to see if you require a doctor’s referral.
Jane H, Everton
“Following an accident in which I fractured my Femur I had an operation for a Bionic Hip Screw to be put in place but my mobility, on leaving hospital, was virtually nil. My family, who have used Fiona’s services before for Sports Injuries, contacted her and she visited me at home several times. I was provided with a Personal Exercise Plan which I followed and Fiona checked that I was doing the exercises correctly. As I got stronger and could drive I visited her at the Clinic.
I have always found her friendly and encouraging, sometimes treatments a little uncomfortable but they are successful. Appointments are made easily and the atmosphere is jolly making the visits a pleasant experience.”