Physiotherapy & Osteopathy

**Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, our clinic building is currently closed. We continue to run our Physiotherapy services online via our Teleconsultation service.**

Our New Online Teleconsultation Service

We are changing the format of our Initial Consultations to provide an optimum service whilst we move to triage and treat via video calling online. Your appointment will now be longer and split in two, with the second half of the appointment being roughly a week later than the first contact. These new split appointments enable us to cover more content and ensure thoroughness. In addition, the duration and therefore cost is different for new patients compared with our existing clients, as new patient will require a longer appointment time.

Pre-Appointment Screening

Before your appointment you be sent a digital form for you to fill in. To get the full benefit of your appointment, please make this information as thorough as possible. The more information you give us, the more effective your initial consultation will be as we will have lots of useful information ahead of time and can plan your video consultation accordingly.

Appropriate Dress

Please be aware that we will need to fully view the problem area, this will mean undressing. Please wear tight fitting clothes such as vest tops/ shorts so that we can see as much as possible without needing to ask you to undress further. Please ensure you are wearing comfortable and appropriate underwear. Our video calls are fully secure and are NOT recorded.

Appointment Duration & Structure

To ensure you get the most out of your consultation, we have set in place strict timings for the format of the appointment to ensure will get through all the content we need in the allotted time. This is detailed for you below. It is critical you are ready waiting and set up to receive the call at the allotted time so that you don’t lose part of your appointment time.

For our EXISTING clients: £65

1st Appointment: Understanding and assessing the problem

  • Duration – 30 minutes
  • In depth discussion of current problem area (we can only cover 1 problem in this time frame – please tell us in advance if you need a longer)
  • Review of medical history including all existing health conditions & medications
  • Observation and dynamic assessment of your problem area
  • Diagnosis
  • Provision setting of “self-help homework”
  • Discussion of plan ahead

After this appointment, you will be sent further information/ homework within 1-2 working days of your appointment.

This may include:

  • Filming yourself doing the activity that causes discomfort eg walking or running
  • Filming/ photos of your work station set-up
  • Watching a video re certain movements we need you to do for assessment purposes and then filming yourself doing them
  • Watching a video of exercises and then practicing them

2nd Appointment: Consolidation of Diagnosis, Review of “self-help homework” & Plan Ahead

  • Duration – 15 minutes
  • Review of diagnosis & answering your queries
  • Discussion/ review of “self-help homework”
  • Agree & discuss a treatment plan/ pathway going forward

For NEW clients: £79

1st Appointment: Understanding and assessing the problem

  • Duration – 40 minutes
  • In depth discussion of current problem area (we can only cover 1 problem in this time frame – please tell us in advance if you need a longer)
  • Full medical history including all existing health conditions & medications
  • Observation and dynamic assessment of your problem area
  • Diagnosis
  • Setting of “self-help homework”
  • Discussion of plan ahead

After this appointment, you will be sent further information/ homework within 1-2 working days of your appointment.

This may include:

  • Filming yourself doing the activity that causes discomfort eg walking or running
  • Filming/ photos of your work station set-up
  • Watching a video re certain movements we need you to do for assessment purposes and then filming yourself doing them
  • Watching a video of exercises and then practicing them

2nd Appointment: Consolidation of Diagnosis, Review of “self-help homework” & Plan Ahead

  • Duration – 20 minutes
  • Review of diagnosis & answering your queries
  • Discussion/ review of “self-help homework”
  • Agree & discuss a treatment plan/ pathway going forward

How to Book

All booking is online via the link below. If you need to cancel or reschedule, let us know no less than 24 hours before your appointment and we will reschedule you or refund you in full.

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a profession dedicated to restoring and maintaining optimal function of the joints, bones, muscles and nerves of the body. It’s a hands on therapy that involves observing, testing and feeling how your body moves to determine what is causing your injury/ pain.

It uses a variety of techniques such as:

  • Joint Manipulation
  • Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Exercises
  • Taping
  • Joint Mobilisation
  • Stretching
  • Taping
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Ultrasound

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy, similar to physiotherapy is a system of complementary medicine involving the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal complaints via a range of hands on manipulative therapies

In many senses it is very similar to Physiotherapy, however the philosophy of Osteopathy sets it apart from other medical disciplines. The key principles of Osteopathic practise are based on all parts of the body functioning together in an integrated manner. If one part of the body is not functioning properly, then the rest of the body must adapt and compensate for this, eventually leading to common problems such as joint stiffness, muscular tension, inflammation, pain and other health conditions. Osteopathy aims free the body of restrictions. When your body moves freely and forces are balanced, it is given an opportunity to heal itself therefore decreasing the likelihood of pain.

Osteopaths use a similar range of techniques to Physiotherapists including

soft tissue stretching, deep tactile pressure, and mobilisation or manipulation of joints.

Osteopathy is a five-year university course, which includes a degree and masters qualification. Osteopaths are highly regulated by the general Osteopathic Council and works closely with GPs and other allied health professionals.

What to expect from your first appointment

Your therapist will:

  • Talk to you about your problem and discuss your medical history (please bring any relevant letters, scans, x-ray reports and a list of current medication).
  • Assess your problem by watching you move and using diagnostic tests. This is a hands on therapy so the area in question and adjacent areas will also be assessed.
  • Give you a working diagnosis – i.e. what they think the problem is. Sometimes this is not completely clear initially but becomes more apparent through the treatment process.
  • Will give you a short treatment or some exercises dependant on the time left after assessment. 

Your initial appointment should last 40 minutes. If you have more than one area that needs assessing please request a longer 55 minute initial assessment.

Follow up appointments are either 25 or 40 minutes in length depending on how many body areas are being treated. These sessions are predominantly treatment or exercise based.

How to dress

Please wear comfortable, loose clothing such as tracksuit bottoms that can be easily rolled up/ down and are comfortable to lie in. Jeans for example are not appropriate. In some cases we will need you to undress to your underwear. You may choose to bring a vest top or shorts with you to wear during your treatment for the sake of modesty. If you are a keen exerciser and have a lower limb injury it is also wise to bring your trainers for assessment.

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