What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession that promotes recovery in illness, injury or disability. It aims to restore movement and functional ability to the person's full potential. Physiotherapy is an independent profession where practitioners make their own treatment decisions and clinical judgements.

What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is part of the Allied Health Care Professions and uses a drug-free, non-invasive form of manual medicine that focuses on the health of the whole body, not just the injured or affected part. Osteopaths focus on the joints, muscles, spine and can provide relief and treatment for a wide range of conditions. 

What should I wear?

As with any medical examination, you may be asked to undress to your underwear, so please wear something you are comfortable in. Bring shorts or tracksuit trousers for lower back problems.

Can I bring a friend or relative?
Yes — if you wish, you can have someone present throughout your consultation and treatment.

Do I need to see my doctor first?

You do not need to see your doctor first if you are paying for your own treatment. However, some insurance companies require you to see your doctor first.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you need depends on the condition and person we are treating. We aim to keep your appointments to a minimum and strongly encourage self-maintenance and independence. Your physiotherapist or Osteopath will be able to tell you within a short period of time whether they can treat your problem or if they need to refer you to someone else.

What should you not do after treatment?

Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which are dehydrating. Hydration is key to help flush waste and prevent next-day soreness and at least for those first few hours after a massage, this will ensure extended benefits from your treatment


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