What To Expect
On your first appointment, your physiotherapist will discuss your physical and functional problems with you and will want to know how they affect your everyday life. They will also need to know about any previous/current medical problems that may be affecting you and will ask you for a list of medications you are currently taking. With your consent , they will carry out a full physical examination looking at your movements, muscle strength and posture .From the assessment, the Physiotherapist will then explain their findings and aim to make a diagnosis of your problems. They will provide advice , demonstrate exercises you can practice and formulate a treatment plan working towards your goals of recovery
Treatments aim to work on restoring normal movement and function, reducing pain, improving range of movement. With your consent, Rehabphysio can liase with your Gp and or consultant regarding your presenting problems
Rehabphysio can offer treatment and advice at any stage of a condition; sometimes early treatment can prevent the progression of a condition and prevent secondary complications. In some cases, although conditions may progress over time, there can still be gains by having physiotherapy to improve quality of life and promote independence.
By seeing you in your own home, your physiotherapist will be able to witness the problems that you are experiencing with everyday activities. From this your physiotherapist can advise you on walking aids and / or home adaptations to enable you to regain or retain your independence and increase your quality of life.
We provide a very 'hands on' approach to rehabilitation. Treatment can include :
Joint Mobilisation/Manual therapy ,Soft tissue massage, Postural advice, Balance re-education, Improving standing and quality of walking, Strengthening, Developing gross and fine motor skills, Re-educating normal movement patterns, Stretching, Taping and strapping, Individualised exercise programme provision, Offering guidance and advice to family and carers, Hydrotherapy
Rehabphysio provides a very pragmatic approach to treatment using the best techniques and understanding of Normal movement to be able to optimise each individual's potential. We can provide advise on the use of equipment and aids designed to improve your level of independence.
Do I need a referral to come and see you?
No, you can self refer for private physiotherapy.
Can you talk to my doctor?
With your permission we can request information from your Gp or Consultant, and send a report or communicate with them if necessary on your behalf.
Can I have both NHS and Private treatment at the same time?
Yes, It is important that the therapists communicate to ensure they are both working along the same lines and able to compliment each other.
How much is treatment?
Session costs vary depending on whether it is an assessment or treatment session and the duration of treatment required. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and we can give you an accurate cost.
How often will I need Physiotherapy?
Everyone’s needs are different, some clients require once or twice a week for a period of time, others may require only one or two sessions. Others may require an intense period of back to back input. We can discuss what would be the best option for you after we have assessed you. We will give you advice and activities to work on in between therapy sessions to optimise your outcome.
How long are the sessions?
Initial assessment is usually about 1 hour. Follow up sessions can vary between 30 mins and 1 hour depending on your needs and abilities.
Consent To Treatment
All assessments and treatments will be performed by a qualified, registered and insured therapist who will practice within the defined scope of practice as per the relevant governing bodies in the United Kingdom. You must advise your therapist of any factor that may affect your treatment or diagnosis.
Following examination, an explanation of the therapist’s opinion and proposed treatment will be provided. It is important that you fully understand the diagnosis, recommendations, procedures and treatment techniques that may be involved, as well as any likely effects. Your therapist will make every effort to ensure you do, but if you are in doubt, please ask for further information.
With certain conditions, a degree of undress may be required and this will be explained at the time by the therapist. You are entitled to be accompanied during your treatment if you wish.
Invoices can be sent for blocks of treatment when given on a regular basis. Otherwise payment is usually required at the time of your appointment.
Receipts will be provided if necessary.
How do I pay?
Cash, bank transfers or cheque are accepted.
Do you take Private Health Insurance Clients?
Yes, We are currently accepting clients from Axa, Vitality and Aviva