Frequently Asked Questions

Please find a list of some of our more frequently asked questions and answers please feel free to use the contact form if you have any questions whatsoever. We will continue to add to this list over time.

How much will it cost?

The average course of treatment involving an initial assessment and 4 to 5 further treatment sessions is £150 – £200. Average appointment costs are £30 – £40. The majority of people attending physiotherapy can then be discharged following 4 – 5 treatment sessions with a programme of activity and exercises to follow.

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a treatment used to help with the pain relief, healing and rehabilitation of most medical and surgical conditions. It is appropriate for a range of muscle, joint and nerve conditions whether resulting from injury, illness or disability.

Physiotherapists use a range of physical, hands-on techniques. As well as manual treatment they will also advise you on changes to lifestyle and ways you can reduce further muscle and joint problems with exercise programs and methods to cope with chronic conditions. If they consider it appropriate, physiotherapists may recommend you are seen by other specialists, for example orthopaedic surgeons, pain specialists or rheumatologists.

Is physiotherapy massage?

No, physiotherapy is much more than massage, although specific massage techniques may be used if they are regarded as an appropriate treatment to aid your recovery. Physiotherapy treatment can include manual therapy (moving your joints), soft tissue mobilisation (such as massage), acupuncture and electrotherapy, plus many more treatment options.

What types of problems can physiotherapy help?

Physiotherapy can be used to help manage a wide variety of health conditions that affect many of the body’s systems. Most often these conditions relate to problems with bones, nerves, joints and soft tissues. A few day to day examples of these are painful backs, necks and joints, sports injuries, injury resulting from accidents or rehabilitation after surgery or strokes.

What does the treatment involve? / What treatments will you use?

Your physiotherapist will begin with a full assessment and physical examination to establish the cause and nature of your condition. After this, the physiotherapist will look at the results and consider your past medical history to determine, in conjunction with your wishes, what treatment is most fitting for your needs and create a personalised treatment plan.

What should I wear?

Wear some comfortable clothing such as a loose top, tracksuit or shorts and trainers that you feel able to move around in easily. Physiotherapists need to visually assess you in terms of movement and posture, as well as move different areas of your body, so these need to be accessible and visible.

How long do sessions take?

The first appointment will involve a full assessment and will take up to 60 minutes. Following sessions will depend on what your treatment plan requires, however if you have any concerns about timings then you’re welcome to discuss this with your physiotherapist. Most follow up appointments are 30 minutes.