About your session
What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothing such as a loose top, tracksuit or shorts and trainers that you feel able to move around in easily. Physiotherapists need to visually assess you in terms of movement and posture, as well as move different areas of your body, so these should be accessible and visible.
How long do sessions last?
Your first appointment will involve a full assessment and will take up to 45 minutes. Most follow up appointments are 30 minutes and will depend on what your treatment plan requires, however if you have any concerns about timings then you’re welcome to discuss this with your physiotherapist.
How much does physio cost?
The average course of physiotherapy treatment (an initial assessment and 4 to 5 further treatment sessions) is £240 - £300. Average appointment costs are £50 - £60. The majority of people attending physiotherapy can then be discharged following 4 - 5 treatment sessions with a programme of activity and exercises to follow. Individual discounts may be available based on, for example, your gym membership status.
Do you get treatment during your initial appointment?
Your first session will involve a full assessment and in most cases treatment and recommendations will be made.
Do I need to see my doctor first?
If you are self-referring and paying for your own treatment then you do not need to see your GP first.
If you use private medical insurance you may require a GP’s referral, depending on your insurer’s requirement. You should always check with your insurance company before attending your first session.
Will it hurt?
Some treatment can be uncomfortable but at no stage should you be unable to tolerate the level of discomfort. Your physiotherapist will give you clear guidelines on what to expect during and after treatment and what is a normal reaction. If you have any concerns then you should speak to your physiotherapist immediately.
Can I bring someone with me?
You are more than welcome to have someone chaperone you during your treatment. In some cases a chaperone is compulsory, such as for children or someone with special needs.
Is parking available?
Most locations will have parking. If not available on site, the team at location will be able to tell you where you can park close by.