Frequently Asked Questions
What is physiotherapy?
Very briefly, physiotherapy is a healthcare profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential. Physiotherapists work in a wide variety of health settings such as intensive care, mental illness, stroke recovery, occupational health, and care of the elderly. Physiotherapy is certainly far more than just fixing musculoskeletal sports injuries, although that is perhaps the most common perception of the profession. Physiotherapists use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status. Physiotherapists are science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its physiotherapy practice and delivery. In physiotherapy, the exercise of clinical judgement and informed interpretation is at its core.
What areas do the LBP Physiotherapy clinics specialise in?
• Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
• Manual Therapy
• Soft-tissue and Sports Injury Treatment & Rehabilitation
• Back Care
• Musculoskeletal Screening
What will happen?
Firstly, a detailed history of your condition and problem is taken together with information about relevant medical history. Afterwards, a physical examination will be conducted, in order to form a medical diagnosis or clinical diagnosis of your problem, so please do bring a pair of shorts, T-shirt, vest or strappy top with you as appropriate, for examination and assessment purposes.
A proposed treatment, intervention and management plan will be discussed, together with the estimated length of time for treatment and likely outcome. For most, treatment is likely to be commenced at your first appointment.
How long will each appointment take?
The first appointment usually takes up to an hour and is referred to as examination and assessment.
Follow-up appointments include re-evaluation and usually take up to half an hour, unless agreed otherwise.
Please do not hesitate to bring a partner or friend with you, should you wish to.
What happens once my treatment and management programme has been completed?
Chartered Physiotherapists do not only treat the problem, but enable you to maintain the outcome and reduce the risk of recurrence.
What does it cost?
If fees are being met by occupational health, private or medico-legal insurance, the rates differ to the following, in order to cover administration and reporting costs. For those who are private paying and not having their costs met by occupational health, private and medico-legal insurance, the following fees apply:
Initial Examination and Assessment appointment £50.00 per assessment (60 minutes)
Follow-up appointments £35.00 per session
Please note that fees are due at the end of each appointment.