There are many instances when it is appropriate and beneficial to consult a physiotherapist. Some of these include:
If you have sustained an injury
If you have swelling, bruising or deformity of a body part
If you are experiencing joint stiffness, pain or ache (particularly if your symptoms have persisted for more
than 3 days)
If you are limping or protecting a limb due to pain
If you are experiencing pins and needles or numbness
If your limbs collapse or give way occasionally
If you have postural problems
If you need advice on improving strength, flexibility, balance or fitness
As a general rule, if you are unsure, it is always better to consult a professional rather than not seek advice.
2) Do I need a doctor to refer me to physiotherapy?
Patients do not need a referral to be treated by a physiotherapist. But you can walk into our clinic for any
3) How soon will I be given my first appointment?
We will always try to offer you an appointment within the first 24-48 hours of your contacting us.
4) Should I bring my x-rays with me?
Yes. And also bring any other relevant medical information you may have.
5) How many sittings of treatment will I need?
There is no pre-determined number of days for treatment for a specific condition. However following
your initial assessment, your physiotherapist will discuss and evolve a treatment plan with you.
This may include advice regarding the approximate number of sittings/sessions of treatments you may require. An
individual's response to treatment varies.