When you visit the Clinic for a physiotherapy appointment, you’ll be seen by one of our specialist Physiotherapists. We treat a wide range of problems including:
Your Physio will carry out an initial assessment to identify any problems or issues. They will explain what treatment is recommended and you will agree goals together. Treatments are varied and could include mobilisations, exercises, soft tissue manipulation, ultrasound, taping and acupuncture.
They will also provide key advice for prevention and exercises that you can carry out at home to aid improvement.
An initial assessment lasts around 45 minutes. Your Physiotherapist will ask you to complete a medical history form then ask a number of questions about your condition or injury. They will then physically assess you through a number of movements. You may have to lie on a plinth depending on the area of injury. Your physiotherapist will finish the session by explaining the proposed treatment plan and book a follow up appointment if necessary.
Wear comfortable clothing to your appointment. Depending on where the issue, you may have to remove some clothing once you’re behind the curtain. If it is an issue with your lower back, hips or legs, it is best to wear shorts.
Once your Physio has decided the most effective treatment, they may use mobilisations, soft tissue massage, acupuncture, stretching and exercises. Each appointment may differ slightly.
You may feel a little tender following your appointment but follow up exercises and appointments will ensure you feel better. The number of appointments required to get you back to full health will vary.