Portishead Physiotherapy FAQ
Do I need a referral from a doctor to attend Portishead Physiotherapy?
No, attending Portishead Physiotherapy can be done on a self referral basis although we do have GP’s and consultants who refer to us.
What do I need to bring to my first physiotherapy appointment?
If you have a leg or back injury please bring a pair of shorts. Females with neck or shoulder injuries should bring a vest top. If the injury is related to running bring the trainers you wear when running.
What will my first physiotherapy appointment include?
Your initial assessment will involve a thorough history taking of your injury, previous injuries and a full medical background. A thorough assessment of your posture, injured area and related areas should then allow an accurate diagnosis to be made. We will then discuss an appropriate plan for your condition and treatment will be administered.
Do I need to bring someone with me?
For clients aged under 18 we require an adult to attend with them at all sessions. If over 18 and you feel more comfortable attending with a family member or friend, please feel free to do so.
I have private medical insurance, can I use this for my physiotherapy treatment?
At Portishead Physiotherapy we are registered with most major insurance companies such as BUPA, AVIVA, Cigna, BHSF, WPA and Vitality.
Each company varies in their protocols for physiotherapy referral so phone them first regarding any queries. We will also need proof that you are registered with a particular insurance company.