Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you have been to see a physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopath or sports therapist before; going to a new clinic for treatment for the first time you can always have questions. If your question is not answered below, please feel free to get in contact and ask one of our specialists.
What should I expect in my first session?
Upon your first session you can expect a full consultation and assessment of the injured area, your movement and posture in order to determine an accurate diagnosis of your condition. A treatment plan will then be outlined and in most cases treatment will be given during your first session.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable, lose fitting clothing such as a baggy top, tracksuit or shorts and trainers / footwear you are able to easily move around in. Practitioners will need to conduct an assessment of your movement and posture and will be required to move different areas of the body. These areas will need to be visible and accessible. Toweling will be provided for added privacy where needed.
How long do sessions last?
The first appointment will involve a thorough assessment and diagnosis of your condition and will last 60 minutes. Follow up sessions will vary dependent on your treatment and usually last 45-60 minutes
How many sessions will I need?
Your treatment will be tailored specifically to your individual needs. With this in mind it is difficult to advise on how many sessions will be required in advance. At your first appointment your practitioner will suggest the number of treatments you will require based on a thorough assessment.
You can be assured that at The Injury Clinic Market Harborough you will never be over or under-treated. Any further sessions required after the initial recommendation will be discussed with you the patient.
Can I stop at anytime?
Yes, you can stop your treatment at any time; however we do recommend that you complete the planned course of treatment as some treatment effects are temporary and require repeated sessions in order to have a long-term affect.
You are welcome to return for treatment at anytime. If this is longer than 6 weeks a reassessment of your condition will be required by your practitioner.
Will treatment hurt?
Your practitioner will give you clear guidelines on what to expect before and after a treatment method. Some treatment may be uncomfortable however; at no point should you be unable to tolerate the level of discomfort. If you have any concerns please discuss these with the practitioner.
Can I bring someone with me?
You are more than welcome to have someone accompany you to your treatement. In the case of patients under the age of 18 or someone with special needs a chaperone is compulsory.
Are there any age restrictions?
No, at The Injury Clinic Market Harborough we treat people of all ages. Those under the age of 18 we ask to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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