Your first visit
At your consultation our physiotherapist will listen to your problem, examine you thoroughly and tell you what’s wrong and what might have caused it. Following this diagnosis, we will discuss treatment options, including the costs, to find what suits you. We will write all this down.
If you decide to go ahead with treatment we will do it there and then as it only takes a few minutes. This might be soft tissue techniques, muscle release procedures, exercises or even laser therapy. We’ll help you decide what’s suits you.
What can physiotherapists help with?
Physio’s are best known for excellent results with muscle and joint problems. Back and neck pain as well as whiplash associated disorders, sports injuries and arthritis. Often people who have had pain for many years find relief and the ability to lead an active life again.
What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes your general lifestyle. Poor movement patterns can cause problems creating stiffness, aches and pains and injury. These injuries and ingrained movement patterns built up over the years can be resolved with physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy can facilitate your recovery and help you to stay healthy and injury-free through a combination of movement, exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
What does “chartered” mean
A chartered physiotherapist is a qualified member of the professional body, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Through this membership, they have committed themselves to provide high-quality services and protecting the quality of physical treatments. Chartered physiotherapists have:
- Registered and fulfilled the high standards of professional practise described by the Health and Care Professions Council
- Agreed to adhere to the CSP’s Code of Professional Values and Behaviour and work to the CSP Quality Assurance Standards
- Kept up-to-date with the latest evidence around effective practice and for continuing professional development (CPD)
- Professional liability insurance
- How long does physiotherapy care take to work?
A typical treatment programme is four to six sessions over eight to twelve weeks. Some people improve more quickly if they are generally fit and active and have not had the problem long. Others can take longer than this especially if they have had the problem a long time.
We have many years of experience treating thousands of people like you. We’ll give you a clear idea at the start about how long we think it will take.