Physiotherapy is a regulated profession and is provided by specialist trained practitioners called physiotherapists. In order to use this title, they must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC ensures that each physiotherapist adheres to a professional code of conduct and performs continual professional development (CPD).
You can check your physiotherapist is registered on the HCPC website.
Physiotherapy can help with a wide range of health conditions including:
If you have a muscle injury or illness, a visit to the physiotherapist could be worthwhile.
But if you're not sure and want to save yourself unnecessary travel, we have a physiotherapy triage service through our Simplyhealth Plan.
It's a simple and convenient way of getting seen by a qualified physiotherapist without having to leave your house. Book an appointment, have a video chat with a physiotherapist and determine the next step for your recovery. You may only need some stretches or it might be recommended you need a hands-on session.
Physiotherapy is available through the NHS, but there can be long waiting lists.
Private physiotherapy can mean you get seen within a few days, without a referral. Appointment costs vary depending on your area and the physiotherapist you see. Average prices are around £40-£50. And the average length of appointment is 30 mins, but this can depend on the treatment you need.
You want to be able to provide as much information as possible. A list of current medication and any medical reports regarding your condition (e.g. X-rays, MRI reports) can assist the physiotherapist in making an accurate diagnosis.
It's also a good idea to take or wear shorts and/or a vest to your appointment as you may need to undress to enable the physiotherapist to see and treat the area.
Trying something different can be daunting, especially if it involves your health and wellbeing. That's why we've had a chat with a qualified physiotherapist here at Simplyhealth.
Find out exactly what to expect on your first visit to the physiotherapist. The type of discussions you'll have. And what will happen going forward.
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