Frequently Asked Questions
On the initial visit your physiotherapist will need to perform a thorough assessment. This begins with a talk about the problem and your general health. You will then have a physical assessment which will look into your movements and identify the affected tissues.
This helps your physiotherapist make an accurate diagnosis of what the problem is. This will be explained to you at this stage. There is usually time to start the treatment on the first visit.
Of course you are welcome to have a friend or family member in the treatment room if this makes you more comfortable. Children and babies can come into the room also, although you may find it easier for someone else to look after them, so there are no distractions during your session!
It is recommended that you wear loose fitting clothing. Shorts are normally required for lower limb problems. Vest tops are useful for upper limb problems. Your physiotherapist will require you to partially undress to assess and treat your problem appropriately.
You do not necessarily need to see your doctor prior to physiotherapy, unless your insurance company stipulates this. If you are paying for treatment independently you are fine to see a physiotherapist first. We may contact your GP or ask you to visit them if we feel this is necessary.
All Physiotherapists at Mulberry Physiotherapy Practice are fully qualified and certified with the Health Professions Council.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.