Frequently Asked Questions
Visiting a physiotherapist can be quite a daunting experience, especially if you are suffering from an injury. Here are some of the most common question my patients have so you know what to expect from your experience.
What conditions do you treat?
I am qualified and experienced in all forms of physiotherapy and can treat most conditions including:
Neck pain, Back pain and sciatica
Hip, groin, knee, ankle and foot injuries or pain
Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand injuries or pain
Fractures and broken bones
Muscle, ligament and tendon problems
Repetitive strain injuries
Prehabilitation (Optimisation before surgery takes place)
What happens during a physiotherapy consultation?
During your first visit the physiotherapist will want to obtain a detailed account of your problem, a history of any past episodes you may have had and relevant facts about your general health and current medications.
A physical assessment will then be done to determine a clinical diagnosis of your condition and to determine the best combination of treatment modalities to use. The selected treatment plan will be discussed with you, including an estimate of the length of treatment required and the expected outcome. You will be encouraged to ask questions about your condition and will be advised about its management and prevention of recurrence in the future.
Do I need to be referred by my GP for physiotherapy treatment?
No, you do not need to be referred by your doctor for treatment. Physiotherapists are autonomous practitioners and their extensive specialist training means they could be ‘your first port of call' for any musculoskeletal problem. A physiotherapist will advise you if you need to see a doctor with regards to your condition.
What conditions can physiotherapy help with?
These are some conditions for which physiotherapy has proved to be beneficial:
• Neck and Back Problems
• Sports Injuries
• Joint Problems
• Post-Operative Rehabilitation
• Occupational Related Disorders
• Muscular disorders
• Arthritic conditions
• Overuse injuries
• Sprains and strains
• Injury prevention
When and where can I book a physiotherapy appointment?
Appointments are available Tuesday from 1.30pm until 9.00pm or Saturday from 8.30am until 12.30pm. Your first appointment will last approximately 45mins-1hour with subsequent follow up appointments lasting approximately 30minutes.
Appointments can be booked at a mutually convenient time via email or telephone.
Appointments are available at my clinic in Messingham near Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, at your home or at a sporting venue as required