Frequent Questions

If you are experiencing pain that is related to a new or old injury, that is affecting your ability to move and live normally then ‘YES’ physio is for you. Our physios will advise you how to get better as quickly as possible for your specific complaint without the problem returning.

If you are still unsure why not request a FREE physio phone consultation where one of our experts will call you back and give you some FREE advice to get you on the right track on your road to recovery.

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For most sessions we ask our clients to wear appropriate clothing so that the assessing physiotherapist can see the body part and surrounding area.

Eg : In the case of females who have a neck or shoulder complaint it is best to wear a string top or similar.

Of course you can. If you would prefer that someone attends the sessions with you for whatever reason then we can accommodate your request.

No, not if they are under 16 years of age. Any child under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Any problem relating to aches, pains, stiffness or reduced mobility due to a injury or imbalance in the body. Physiotherapy will help to the root cause of our pain, reduce the pain, improve your strength, help you regain normal movement, improve your understanding so that the problem does not come back.

Initial assessment and treatments take 30 to 45 minutes and may include rehabilitation exercises.

Follow up sessions take 20 – 40 minutes and may include rehabilitation sessions. (see rehabilitation session below)

Rehabilitation sessions: Take 15 -60 minutes – These are for people who require strength and balance training or otherwise in the rehab gym as part of their recovery plan.

The whole idea behind physiotherapy is that you will get relief and see gradual improvements over a number of treatment sessions. However it is not uncommon for people to experience some increased tenderness or soreness after a treatment or rehabilitation session.

It is very important to be aware that this is not bad, as your physio will have already explained, nor does it mean that you should stop treatment or exercises. Pain after a treatment or a rehab session does not mean you must live with the problem for the rest of your days but it does serve as an indicator of where your body is at right now and how sensitive the tissues are to doing more strenuous activities.

Your physio will help explain this in more detail which will be specific to your case but essentially we are going to help you get strong, be resilient to doing physical activity because that is exactly what the mind and body require to stay fit and healthy.

Yes. There are many reasons why pain can linger for a long time in the body.
The main reasons are that people;

  • have stopped engaging in physical activity due to the pain
  • they believe that they will never get better
  • they had several sessions of massage that did not improve their situation
  • they are stressed and don’t even know it
  • there are more reasons but sign up to our NEWSLETTER for future info on similar topics.

See our TESTIMONIALS section for people who had suffered in persistent pain for years and had nearly given up hope but now no longer let pain control their life. They live a normal life being able to enjoy themselves without that constant fear of having to mind themselves in case the pain returns.

The number of treatment session can depend on the nature and severity of the problem. Your physio will be able to give you an estimation of how long your problem will take for you to get back to your best. Remember the first step is to reduce pain and the long term goal is to build yourself up so the problem is either manageable or resolved completely. This takes time, dedication with your exercise programme and guidance from your physiotherapist and rehabilitator.

The vast majority of people get back to work or sport after even the most severe of injuries but again that will depend on several factors. Unfortunately there are some injuries that may leave a mild level of disability but your physiotherapist and medical team will ensure you are fully informed at every stage.

If you are unsure about where to turn for help and advice because you have had several bad experiences in the past don’t worry. We understand where you are coming from and how frustrating and expensive it can be. You don’t mind spending money as long as you are seeing meaningful results.

People find these really helpful because it gives you the opportunity to speak or meet with one of our physiotherapists so you can get a better understanding of how our proven treatment system can help you.

You can ask us whatever questions you may have and our clients always feel much more at ease when they book their first consultation with us because they have had the chance to get a feel for what we do and how we do it in our clinics.  Please note : There are no treatments as part of these free taster sessions – treatment and advise starts at the first appointment.

Yes. If you require a more intense number of treatments on particular days / times you can block book these for several weeks to ensure you get the exact appointment time you need to fit in with your schedule.

Yes we have special rates for clients who will require multiple sessions due to the complexity of the injury, pain problem or amount of physio & rehab required after a surgery for example.

We offer three payment options:

  • Pay as you Go
  • Six session rate – 5% off
  • Ten session rate – 10% off

Yes. As a chartered physiotherapy clinic, members of the CORU, ISCP, CPPP and CPSEM we are recognised by all health care providers. [More Info]

If you require a SCAN to help clarify the finer details of what is going then we will send a detailed report and refer to your GP.

If you require a specialist consultation we have built up an extensive rapport with local and national specialists (consultants & surgeons), where we send a detailed referral letter and request an appointment. Once you have attended your specialist we will receive a referral letter in return to help inform us of the best options for you.

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