Market Harborough Physiotherapy FAQs
Common questions about appointments with Market Harborough Physiotherapy
Q: Is parking available at the clinic?
A: Yes, we have a large car park in front of the clinic
Q: Do I need a Doctor’s referral to get an appointment?
A: No letter of referral is required. Self-referral is permitted for private physiotherapy.
Q: How quickly will I be seen for my first appointment?
A: Every effort will be made to book an appointment within 24 hours.
Q: How long will I be in the clinic for each session?
A: The initial consultation can last up to 1 hour. Other treatment sessions depend on the injury and type of treatment you require, but expect to be in the clinic for approximately 30 to 45 minutes.
Q: What do I wear?
A: You may be required to undress sufficiently so that your therapist can properly assess the area. Please wear whatever you are comfortable in, but it would be helpful to have shorts for foot & knee problems, and sleeveless tops for ladies with shoulder problems. Large towels can also be used to make you more comfortable.
Q: Do you need a consent form?
A: On arrival to Market Harborough Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic you will be required to fill in a consent form which normally takes approximately 5 minutes.
Q: What happens during the Initial Assessment?
A: Your therapist will first discuss the nature of your injury. We will ask questions including where the pain is located, the type of pain, the intensity of the pain and which movements or positions affect the injury. Your therapist will then establish a thorough history of the condition and ask a number of relevant questions to help in diagnosis and treatment. This part of the assessment is called the Subjective Assessment and forms the basis of a detailed and accurate examination.
Following this, the therapist will conduct a physical assessment. This comprises of you completing a series of movements which allows the therapist to accurately diagnose the injury. The use of special equipment may be necessary.
The therapist will then take time to discuss and explain what the injury is and the proposed treatment plan. This is paramount as your understanding is important for the success of the recovery.
Finally the therapist will go through exercises with you so understand what exercises to do and why you are doing them. These will be completed as a home-based exercise plan in between each appointment to aid a speedy recovery.
Treatment may be undertaken within this session depending on the injury.
Q: What happens during Follow-up Sessions at Market Harborough Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic?
A: The follow up session will mainly comprise of specific treatments (link to treatments). The therapist will use specialist equipment such as ultra-sound therapy to optimise treatment and recovery
Q: Will I be expected to do anything following my appointment?
A: It is quite common to be sent home with further work to do following your appointment in the form of advice and exercises. This is to reinforce the benefits of the treatment you have received and to achieve further improvement.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Every condition is individually assessed, based on the person and severity of their condition, and patient activity expectations. You will be advised of an appropriate treatment plan after your initial visit.
Q: How much is my appointment and how can I pay?
The initial session as well as follow up sessions cost £35 clinic-based and £40 home-based.
We accept cash and cheque payments. We ask all patients to pay after each session. You can request a receipt.
A full charge will usually be made for missed appointments or if we receive less than 24 hours notice of cancellation.
Q: How do I book an appointment?
A: Call 07875 951 856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be called back.
Q: Are home visits available?
A: Treatment can be offered in your own home, nursing home, or residential home. Normally an extra charge is incurred depending on distance from clinic (please see website or call for further details)
If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contact Market Harborough Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.