What to expect at your first visit

What will happen at my physiotherapy appointment?

During your physiotherapy appointment, your physiotherapist will conduct a thorough initial assessment to identify and diagnose your complaint. This assessment will be followed by a detailed discussion, ensuring you have a clear understanding of your condition.

Together, we’ll develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs, aimed at reducing your pain and restoring normal movement, strength, and optimal function as efficiently as possible.

Treatments may include manual therapy (hands-on techniques), soft tissue techniques, and exercise rehabilitation. Additionally, you’ll receive a comprehensive exercise program designed to complement your in-clinic sessions and maximise the benefits of your physiotherapy.

How long is my appointment?

All appointments are scheduled for a duration of 45 minutes.

Please be aware that if you haven’t visited the clinic in over 3 months or if you’re dealing with a new injury, an initial appointment is necessary. This allows our physiotherapist to conduct a fresh assessment tailored to your current condition and needs.

What should I bring to my first physiotherapy visit?

Please provide your claim number if you are covered by Aviva, AXA Health, BUPA UK and INTL, or SimplyHealth health insurers. Additionally, if you have undergone surgery and need rehabilitation, please bring along the referral letter from the consultant surgeon. Any diagnostic test results, such as MRI, CT scan, or X-ray, should also be provided if available. It’s recommended to wear comfortable clothing that allows the area of the body being assessed to be fully visible.