What is a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists are university trained and are experts in injury diagnosis, injury treatment, exercise prescription, injury prevention, rehabilitation and many other areas of sport and health and fitness.

What do I need to bring?

Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication. You may wish to bring shorts and t-shirt.

How many visits will I need?

The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough assessment, the physiotherapist will discuss their treatment plan for the rehabilitation process.

What should I wear to my appointment?

If we are treating your feet you will not be asked to undress but if we are treating your spine, you will be so comfortable and modest underwear or even a pair of shorts is appropriate.

How do I make an appointment?

You can get in touch by phone ( +123 – 456 -7890 ) or use the form under the contact page. Alternatively use the quick and easy online booking page, which is the method we prefer.

Do I have to be referred by a doctor?

No, physiotherapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor. However most health insurers require a doctors referral before they authorise cover of fees, some only require a phone call.

How long will I need physical therapy?

Treatment duration depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, and other factors.  Re-evaluations will be done to assess your progress and your therapist communicates with your physician to help you achieve your therapy goals.

What conditions does physical therapy treat?

We sees and treats patient for a wide range of conditions and diagnoses.  Please visit our Services for an extensive list of conditions and diagnoses we see patients for.

Are there physical therapist specialists?

Physical Therapy at Physio is proud to have 20 physical and occupational therapists on staff who have obtained and achieved advanced certifications in orthopedics, sports, hand therapy, manual therapy, and pedorthics.

How do I know if my insurance covers physical therapy services?

We will check with your health insurance provide to determine if outpatient physical therapy services are covered under your plan. We recommend that you confirm  your insurance coverage.

How do I cancel or reschedule my appointment(s)?

Call the facility in which you go to for all your regular appointments.  You may also call our administration office at + 123 556 7890.

What is the most popular type of physical therapy?

The most popular type of physical therapy is likely orthopedic physical therapy, which focuses on musculoskeletal conditions and rehabilitation, addressing injuries, surgeries, and chronic pain.

Should I do physio if I’m in pain?

If you’re in pain, seeking physiotherapy can be beneficial as it aims to assess, treat, and manage pain and musculoskeletal conditions, promoting recovery and improving functional abilities. Consulting with a healthcare professional is advised for personalized advice.

What is physio support?

Physio support involves specialized assistance provided by physiotherapists to assess, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate individuals with physical injuries, conditions, or limitations, aiming to enhance their mobility, function, and overall well-being.

How many physiotherapy sessions will I need?

The number of physiotherapy sessions required varies depending on the nature and severity of the condition or injury, as well as individual progress, but a treatment plan typically involves several sessions spread over a defined period, determined by the physiotherapist’s assessment and ongoing evaluation.

What are the 3 types of physiotherapy?

The three main types of physiotherapy are musculoskeletal physiotherapy, neurological physiotherapy, and cardiopulmonary physiotherapy, each targeting specific conditions related to muscles and joints, neurological disorders, and respiratory or cardiovascular health, respectively.

Does pain get worse before it gets better with physical therapy?

In some cases, pain may temporarily increase before improving during physical therapy as the body adjusts to the treatment and underlying issues are addressed, but overall, the goal is to reduce pain and promote recovery with guided exercises and techniques.

Which physiotherapy is best?

The best type of physiotherapy depends on the specific condition or injury being treated, as different specialties such as musculoskeletal, neurological, or cardiopulmonary physiotherapy excel in addressing specific areas of concern, making it essential to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the most suitable approach.

What are the side effects of physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy generally has minimal side effects, but some individuals may experience temporary soreness, fatigue, or increased pain as the body adjusts to treatment, although these effects are typically outweighed by the long-term benefits and can be managed with proper guidance from a physiotherapist.

What is better than a physiotherapist?

In terms of physical rehabilitation and musculoskeletal care, there is no clear alternative that surpasses the expertise and specialized knowledge of a qualified physiotherapist, who can provide tailored treatments and guidance for optimal recovery and improved functional abilities.

Is it good to rest after physio?

Resting after a physiotherapy session can be beneficial as it allows the body time to recover, heal, and integrate the effects of the treatment, but it’s important to strike a balance between rest and engaging in prescribed exercises or activities as advised by the physiotherapist.

Does physiotherapy work for pain?

Physiotherapy can be effective in managing and reducing pain by addressing the underlying causes, improving mobility, and promoting healing through targeted exercises, manual therapy, and other techniques, but individual results may vary, and it’s important to consult with a physiotherapist for personalized assessment and treatment.