FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Do I need a doctor's referral to have treatment?
A: No a referral from your doctor is not required to receive treatment.
If you are being treated for an insurance claim, it is best to check with your insurance company first, as most insurers may require you to see your GP. It is also advised to check that they cover Sports Therapy Treatment.
Q: How quickly will I be seen for my first appointment?
A: Every effort is made to book an appointment within 48 hours.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Every condition is individually assessed. Based on the type of injury and patient activity, an appropriate treatment plan will be worked out for you.
Generally the more chronic an injury the more treatments required.
On average 3-4 treatments for an acute injury and 5-6 treatments for a chronic injury.
Q: How long will I be in the clinic for each session?
A: Treatment sessions depend on the injury and type of treatment you require, but expect to be in the clinic for approximately one hour for the initial consultation and treatment.
Follow up treatments range from 30 to 40 minutes.
Q: What should I expect from the consultation?
A: We will need to ask you to supply us with your general medical / injury history and your occupational, sporting and leisure activity. We will then discuss your injury and do a full body musculoskeletal assessment. Following this, we will discuss and explain our findings and set you a treatment plan, including clinic treatment, which will include your own personal exercise programme.
Q: What should I wear?
A: You can wear shorts for foot & knee problems. For ladies, sleeveless or strappy tops for shoulder problems should you prefer. If doing an impact sport please bring your trainers with you.
Q: Are home visits available?
A: Yes, we can treat you at your own home should you be unable to attend the clinic. Normally an extra charge is incurred depending on distance from clinic (please call for further details).
Q: Do I have to be a member of the health club to see you?
A: We treat all members of the community and all sports or non-sports related injuries, from children to the retired.