FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Physiotherapy can be used for a wide range of conditions, from back and neck pain, joint conditions, muscle pulls and strains and sprains as well as for conditions such as Osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy is also an integral part of rehabilitation from injury, or after orthopedic surgery. 

Is physiotherapy suitable for my condition?

An initial physiotherapy consultation, takes 40 minutes and involves a full and detailed assessment to identify a diagnosis and underlying causes. Advice on the condition and a treatment plan is provided which will include advice on condition management and resolution of any underlying causes e.g. postural changes, details of suggested physiotherapy interventions including an exercise programme where appropriate; and a recovery prognosis. Treatment will also be included at the first consultation where indicated.

What should I expect from my physiotherapy consultation?

We are a very “hands-on” physiotherapy practice and the main treatments consist of joint mobilisation, manipulation and soft tissue massage and associated techniques. We use some electrotherapy treatments where appropriate e.g. Ultrasound. We are passionate about the importance of exercise therapy and this will be an integral part of the treatment plan in most cases.

What type of physiotherapy treatments can you offer?

The number of sessions is dependent on your condition but at the initial assessment an indication will be provided whenever possible. The following table gives our average number of treatments for various body sites over a 3-month period.

*data taken from 3-month period April-June 2016.

How many sessions am I likely to require?

Body Site

Wrist

Sacroiliac

Shoulder

Upper Back

Hip

Neck

Hand

Foot and Ankle

Lower Back

Knee

Total Cases

4

9

51

6

21

22

8

29

68

54

Average Treatment per case

2.00

3.33

3.37

2.83

2.81

3.32

2.88

3.10

2.96

2.70

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