What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function, movement and maximising physical potential.
It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well being, taking account of variations in health status.
Where will I receive my treatment?
How long and how often will I have to attend for treatment?
This will depend upon the nature of your problem and will be discussed with you during your initial appointment.
How long does each session last?
Your initial appointment could last between 20 minutes and 1 hour as the Physiotherapist will need to make a detailed assessment and collect information from you regarding your condition. If you need a further appointment this could last for 20 to 30 minutes.
What should I wear for my appointment?
For treatment of a lower limb please bring a pair of shorts. For treatment of an upper limb/shoulder you might prefer to wear a vest.
What are the benefits to someone with chronic conditions such as arthritis?
Part of the management of chronic conditions such as arthritis is to increase understanding of the problem, provide appropriate self-management and exercise based programmes. This has been demonstrated to be one of the most effective methods of managing chronic problems.
Will I be seen on a one to one basis?
Due to the nature of some of the conditions patients attend with, it is possible to be seen by different physiotherapists. Some conditions improve more rapidly following orthopaedic exercise group sessions.
Can I ask a friend/partner /relative to sit in on my assessment?
This can be arranged in some instances, however during most assessments the physiotherapist needs room to assess how you perform certain functional tasks.