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Physiotherapy FAQs

Answers to commonly asked questions regarding physiotherapy, how I work, what conditions I can treat and the treatments available

If you have any questions that are not covered please call me on 01494 868479 or 07973 551926

  • What should I expect on my first appointment?
    The first appointment will include both assessment and treatment. After a detailed history taking and physical examination, a diagnosis will be given to you. The treatment plan will be discussed and will usually be started in the first session.
  • What should I wear?
    Loose comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the area to be treated. Shorts are good for knee and ankle injuries. For females a bra and vest top are good for neck and shoulder injuries.
  • Do I need a Doctor's referral to see a private physiotherapist?
    No, a Doctor's referral is not required. I accept self referrals and referrals from your GP, Consultant or Health Insurance Provider.
  • Am I covered by my private medical insurance?
    Judy Saunders Physiotherapy is recognised by most major insurers in the UK. You should always check with your insurer prior to your first appointment to seek authorisation.
  • How long is an appointment?
    An initial consultation normally lasts between 30-45 minutes. Follow up appointments are typically 30 minutes.
  • How many sessions will I need?
    This can vary but I will give you an opinion at your first appointment. Sometimes patients will come for a one off consultation and reassurances regarding their problem. Other patients with more chronic conditions may have a rolling appointment fortnightly or monthly.
  • Do you do home visits?
    Yes I can offer home visits within a 3 mile radius of the clinic. Please contact us for further information.
  • Is parking available?
    Yes, there is free parking outside The Barn at 1 Cudsdens Court
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    Ideally I need 24 hours notice to change or cancel an appointment. You may be charged the full fee if you do not attend for your appointment and do not contact me.
  • How do I check if a Physiotherapist is fully qualified?
    I am registered with The Health & Care Professions Council - registration number PH25260 - you can check the details on their website I am also a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy which ensures that I adhere to a strict code of conduct - details on the CSP website
  • What are your payment terms?
    Payment can be accepted by cash, card, cheque or bank transfer. I can accept payment directly from your medical insurer provided you have the authorisation in place to do so. Alternatively you can be issued with a receipt so that you can make the claim yourself.
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