Frequently Asked Physiotherapy Questions
Frequently Asked Questions by clients at North Lakes Physio
Do you have any COVID-19 information?
We have a COVID-19 information page which we will update on an ongoing basis.
Are the practitioner's all fully qualified?
All Physiotherapist's at North Lakes Physiotherapy are fully qualified, member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).
Do I need a doctor's referral?
You do not necessarily need to see your doctor prior to physiotherapy. With your permission we may contact your GP to discuss your symptoms/injury if appropriate.
What other services do you offer?
We also provide:
- Sports Massage
- Clinical Pilates
- Clinical Personal Training
What do I wear to the sessions?
It is recommended that you wear loose fitting clothing. Shorts are normally required for lower limb problems. Vest tops are useful for upper limb problems. Your physiotherapist will require you to partially undress to assess and treat your problem appropriately. We can provide shorts and vest tops if necessary.
Can a friend/relative accompany me?
Of course you are welcome to have a friend or family member in the treatment room if this makes you more comfortable. Children and babies are also welcome to attend the clinical sessions.
What should I expect from my first visit?
On the initial visit your physiotherapist will need to perform a thorough assessment/examination. This begins with a talk about the problem and your general health. You will then have a physical assessment which will look into your movements and identify the affected tissues/structures.
This will help your physiotherapist make an accurate diagnosis of what the problem is and/or what the appropriate treatment is. This will be explained to you at this stage. There is usually time to start the treatment on the first visit.
If you have any other questions which you would like answered by the North Lakes Physio team then please contact us using the information on our contact us page.