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FAQs


Do you have a waiting list?

No, we try to be as flexible as we can with our working hours.  We acknowledge that quick access is crucial to a faster recovery.

Will I be seeing a male or female therapist?

All therapists at Physio for Women are female and are highly trained and skilled in the management of women’s health problems. It is very important that you see a specialist who knows how to treat your problem safely and effectively, so you can ensure an optimum outcome.

Do I need to see a doctor first?

No, chartered physiotherapists are autonomous professionals and are trained in assessing and diagnosing physical problems. If you have private medical insurance you should contact them before attending physiotherapy as they may require a referral from your doctor or consultant to validate your treatment.

Can I come for private physiotherapy whilst on the NHS waiting list?

Yes, we can pass on information to our NHS colleagues when your appointment comes through.

How long does a treatment take?

We allow between 30 and 45 minutes for each treatment although your first visit will be longer as we need to assess, diagnose and initiate your treatment.

How many appointments will I need and how long will it take?

This can vary as it depends on your problem and how it responds to treatment. However, between 3 and 6 sessions spread over a period of several weeks to several months are usually sufficient to reach a point at which you are able to continue independently. Generally the longer you have had the problem the longer it will take to manage but 6 visits are about standard.

How much does it cost?

At Physio for Women we believe in value for money which is why our prices are fair and competitive, even though you are being treated by very experienced therapists with a niche service.

Will I have to take my clothes off?

It is usually necessary to remove some clothes to enable a thorough physical assessment. Wearing a vest top and shorts may be appropriate for most assessments. If you are concerned about this please email ask@physiforwomen.net

Will it hurt?

It is usually the case that the problems brought to a physiotherapist involve pain. In order to assess, diagnose and treat the underlying problem it can be necessary to stress the affected structure to the point of discomfort. This is always done in a controlled manner and you can ask for the assessment or treatment to stop at any time.

Will I have to have an internal examination for my Pelvic Floor or Low Back problem?

It is often useful to assess the function of your pelvic floor and this can only be done accurately thorough an internal examination. We do understand that this may make you feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. If you would rather not have a pelvic floor muscle assessment it is possible to create a ‘generic’ treatment plan. However, since this cannot be specific to your individual problem, it will likely to take longer to see results.

If you have a question that is not answered here please email me directly at ask@physioforwomen.net

Physio for Women – Specialist Physiotherapy & Pilates