You cannot receive treatment without firstly having an initial assessment as we will need to determine the nature and cause of the problem in order to offer the most appropriate treatment. This applies even if you have recently seen another therapist or doctor as we need to make our own assessments of your current condition. This ensures that nothing has been missed or changed since any previous treatment and gives us a clear starting point.
We will also need to take details of your medical history including any major illnesses or surgery and any details of medication you may be taking. These are important as some physiotherapy treatments are not advised in certain medical conditions or if you are taking certain medicines. You might wish to bring a list of your current medicines with you.
Once this part of the assessment is complete we should have a good idea of what the problem is. Next you will undergo a physical examination and assessment involving specific movements, measurements and specialised tests, which will help us reach diagnosis.
During the physical assessment you may need to undress to enable the Physiotherapist to accurately assess the structures at fault, but we will ensure that your dignity is maintained at all times. You are welcome to bring a chaperone if you wish.
Some of the tests during the physical assessment may be painful but they are necessary to find a positive reproduction of your symptoms to enable accurate identification of your problem.
At the end of the session we will discuss your condition and symptoms with you and explain the findings of the assessment. We will go on to explain the appropriate treatment needed and the estimated time of return to work or playing sport again.
During this first session there is normally a little time to start some form of treatment, normally in the form of advice and an exercise plan and what you should and should not be doing so as not to interfere with or slow down the recovery process.
The treatment you receive will depend on the type of problem you have and any medical conditions you have. Some of the treatments Restore Physiotherapy offer include massage, mobilisation techniques, manipulation, ultrasound and acupuncture.
Alternatively we can arrange a consultation with our on-site podiatrist for a specialist opinion.
Please contact us to find out whether we are registered, or if you contact your insurance company directly they will be able to tell you if we are registered with them.
We also employ a specialist sports rehabilitator who can advise on returning to sporting activities if needed.
Links to other useful websites
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Physio First website giving information about The Organisation of Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice plus some general information about what physiotherapy can do for you.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) website. Some excellent information here including lots of self help stuff.
For more information about Acupuncture at Restore Physiotherapy see the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP).
All our Physiotherapists who teach Pilates at Restore Physiotherapy are trained by The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).
Our Sports Rehabilitator Karen Hankey is registered with The British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers (BASRaT).