Q. Do I need a doctor's referral for physiotherapy treatment?
A. No, however we do recommend that you if you are privately insured you contact your health insurance company as they may require a medical referral to authorise commencement of your treatment
Q. Is physiotherapy treatment appropriate for back and neck problems or is it only useful for muscle injuries?
A. Chartered Physiotherapists are qualified to treat all spinal problems. In fact a large percentage of their workload is made up of back and neck problems.
Q. What about payment?
A. Unless by prior arrangement, payment must be made after each consultation. Receipts are given after each treatment session for tax and health insurance companies though most we are able to claim directly. Payment methods accepted include cash or cheque, however, at present card payments are not accepted.
Q. How quickly will I be seen for my first appointment?
A. We are normally able to offer you an appointment within 24 hours - often on the same day.
Q. How long does a treatment session last?
A. The initial assessment is usually 1 hour, with follow up sessions lasting 30 minutes.
Q. How many treatments will I need?
A. There is no pre-determined number of treatments for a specific conditions, but following your initial assessment, your physiotherapist will discuss and agree a treatment plan with you. They will be able to give you an approximate guide at this point.
Q. What should I wear ?
A. Your physiotherapy will need to see the affected body part, for lower limbs bring shorts, for back problems you maybe required to undress to your underwear.
Q. Are the practitioners all fully qualified?
A. All Physiotherapists at Physiologic Hythe are fully qualified and certified with the Health Professions Council and have extensive experience and knowledge.