Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the more common questionswe get asked…
What do I need to wear?
This depends on your injury .
Your Physiotherapist will want to be able to see the area that has been injured / requires treatment and it may be necessary to look at the joints above and below the area. Please be aware of this as it may require you to remove parts of clothing so it would be beneficial to wear something loose and flexible.
Part of your treatment may consist of soft tissue work, manual therapy or acupuncture – this would require the affected area to be exposed. Another component of your treatment may be exercise so please wear something that you can comfortably move in.
Is Physiotherapy Painful?
Physiotherapy shouldn’t be painful & if it is you should tell your Physio straight away.
It does depend on what you are having physiotherapy for as to what you will experience and sometimes it may be recommended that you use some pain killers before physiotherapy so that you can do your exercises, or use a hot water bottle to relax your muscles before your therapist gets there.
Your Physiotherapist will communicate with you and try to make clear what to expect depending on what they are doing. For example – during stretches you may feel a pulling feeling as your muscles stretch out, or when you work your muscles for strengthening you may get a burning feeling as lactic acid builds up. They will keep communicating with you during your sessions to see how you are feeling and give you tips and advise on how to best manage your pain.
Every person is different and communication both ways is important – Your Physiotherapist will keep checking on you, please don’t think that you will offend them if you are honest!
How often do I need Physiotherapy?
This depends on what you are having physiotherapy for, every person is unique and deals with their condition differently. Once your Physiotherapist assess you, they will be able to put a plan together with you- based on their recommendations and what suits you. Physio at Yours do not have any restrictions and can keep seeing you for as long as you want.
Can I get financial help with Physiotherapy?
Physio at Yours does cover some health insurance companies, but please make sure that you check:
- that your insurance company will authorise you to have sessions at home
- how many sessions your insurance company will cover
- when you contact us that we are able to cover that company
- please have your authorisation code available
Can I get my doctor to refer me?
Physio at Yours will accept referrals from anyone – but please note you do not need to wait for your doctor to refer you, you can refer yourself!