What to expect from your first physiotherapy appointment?
On your first appointment we will sit down and have a consultation to take your contact details, ask questions about your injury and your signs and symptoms. We will then assess the area and look at your movement, then provide a full treatment session and provide home advice and exercises for you to continue with.
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothing, we require to visually see the area for assessment of movement, posture and treatment. Please ask prior to your appointment if you are unsure.
Can I bring someone with me?
Yes, you can bring someone with you. However individuals under 18 years old will require a parent/guardian present.
How quickly can I be seen?
Generally we can provide appointments within a day or so, however during busier times of the year and evening appointments this may be up to a week. We do our best to provide flexible appointment times to work around your lifestyle.
How long does the appointment last?
This is dependent on the service being provided; it can range from 30 minutes, 45 minutes and up to an hour if required.
Do I need a GP referral?
No, you can arrange an appointment on a self-referral basis.
Can I claim back the cost of physiotherapy?
If you have private healthcare, solicitor compensation claim or a work reimbursement scheme you may claim back any costs. Always double check the terms and conditions first to ensure this is applicable to you. An invoice can be provided for you at your request.
Is there parking?
We do have parking at Redcar Physiotherapy Clinic and there is free parking on the road Park Avenue in front of the shops and along Coast Road. You can always double check before you arrive for your appointment.
Will it hurt?
Not all treatments hurt, however your therapist will advise you of any specific techniques and what may be felt during and following the treatment. Some individuals may experience some discomfort although this does not apply to everyone, however at no stage should you be unable to tolerate the level of discomfort. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to discuss this with your physiotherapist.
How many sessions will I need?
This is dependent on the nature of the injury, on your first appointment the physiotherapist will advise you based on the assessment and findings how many appointments would be required generally for the condition.
Always Ask… If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 01642 490110 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org