Q. How many sessions will I need?
Some problems can be resolved within 2-3 sessions. Frequently, your problem may have a longstanding history or be postural in nature and you will need more sessions. We usually hope to have you on the right track in 6-8 sessions, if you have made no progress, we will refer you onwards (i.e., to your GP, Consultant or another discipline.) You may need ongoing treatment for a period of time to prevent re-occurrence of your problem and to help resolve chronic and postural problems.
Q. Wll I be actively involved in the treatment?
Yes, you will be given exercises to help resolve your condition and prevent re-occurrence. These will be re-assessed regularly and will be progressed according to your improvement.
Q. Do I have to be referred by my GP or Consultant?
Patients are frequently referred by their GP or consultant, however you are very welcome to make an appointment without a referral. If you are claiming on a Private Health Insurance you will need to phone your insurance to find out what their policy is. Often you will need a GP/Consultant referral letter to authorise your treatment.
Q. What other disciplines are available at your Clinic?
In Northampton there is access to a Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Osteopath, and Counselling Psychologist.
In Milton Keynes, we have a Chiropractor ,Podiatrist and Counselling Psychologist.
Q. Do you use Acupuncture in your treatment?
Yes, if appropriate acupuncture is used as a method of treatment. The Physiotherapists are registered with the British Medical Acupuncture Society.
Q. What should I wear for my appointment?
Wear or bring something suitable for the area you are having treated. For example if you have a knee problem, bring shorts. For shoulder problems we will need to see your shoulder blade so you will have to remove your top (wear suitable undergarments). You will not be made to remove anything you are not comfortable with.
Q. What will happen at my first appointment?
You will be asked to fill in a form with your details, your GP’s details and your medical insurance details (if relevant). Your physiotherapist will then call you through and you will be asked questions relating to your condition, as well as your past medical history and any medication you may be on. You will then be given a physical examination where the therapist will ask you to perform certain movements and observe these. The therapist will also do some movements/tests on you. We do this to establish what is wrong and therefore what needs to be done to help your problem.