Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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 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.
Your practitioner begins by taking a detailed case history, not only of your current symptoms or problem but also of your past history and medical record. This information helps him/her to understand why your current symptoms or problems have developed.
Length of Appointment: 1hr follow up 30 minutes.
On your first consultation you may be asked to dress down to your underwear so that the appropriate examination may be conducted. Afterwhich loose clothing t-shirt, shorts and tracksuit bottoms can be worn. If you have any concerns regarding what to wear please discuss this with your osteopath.
Each patient is different and there is no guideline to the number of treatments required. This will vary depending on the cause of the complaint, and will be discussed with you at the first consultation. We will do regular reviews to keep you informed of the progression of the treatments.
You may experience some post treatment reactions, further soreness, digestive complaints, temperatures. These are quite normal and may be part of the body adjusting and processing the physiological changes that treatment has started. Though uncomfortable are part of the natural healing process. If you have any concerns please contact me immediately.
All teenagers under age of 18, children and babies will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the treatment session.
Generally it’s better for the mother to be present on the first consultation. It can be helpful to have a friend grand parent helping on the day too. The treatment is very gentle the forces used are no more than moving tissue paper. As babies are so young and small they only need very gentle application of techniques.
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