How long is an appointment?
For specialist services like Muscle Balance Assessments your appointment can take up to 60 minutes.
Work Station Assessments take an hour 1:1 onsite with the Physiotherapist and an additional 30 minutes of administrative time for the Physiotherapist to send you a comprehensive report as well as prescribe exercises which you will be emailed.
Am I covered by my medical insurance?
Portland Physiotherapy is currently covered by all major Private Medical Insurance companies*.
We recommend you contact your insurance company prior to treatment to ask for your authorisation number and how many treatments you are entitled to.
*If your insurance company is NOT listed above, don’t worry, this is not an exhaustive list. Please contact us and we will confirm over the phone.
If you require a GP referral for your insurance company to authorise teatment and you struggle to get to your regular GP, we recommend you use an online GP referral process. Babylon Health is one example of a cost effective online solution.
Visit their site for more information.
Do I need a GP referral for Physiotherapy treatment?
How do we treat?
We then gather as much information as we can from you and this will then dictate the tests we do to assess your injury. Our Physiotherapists are manual therapists so they use their hands to treat the injury by mobilising joints, massaging soft tissues, and stretching and strengthening muscles. Every ‘body’ is unique and so every treatment needs to be different to cater to each individuals needs. Our Physiotherapists will work with you to find out what works best to alleviate your pain and prescribe the best exercises to rehabilitate you from your injury as quickly as possible.
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us we are happy to help you.
How many appointments will I need?
What do we treat?
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Upper limb Pain / Repetitive Strain Injuries / Pins and Needles
- Tennis elbow
- Pregnancy Related pain
- Postural Problems
- Arthritis / Osteoarthritis
- Muscle tension
- Pre-habilitation before surgery
Post- Operative patients
- Spinal rehabilitation following – Laminectomy / Micro-discectomy / Spinal fusion / Foraminotomy / Disc removal
- Shoulder rehabilitation following – Sub-acromial decompression / Rotator cuff repair / SLAP repair / Bankart repair / ACJ stabilisation
- Knee rehabilitation following – ACL reconstruction / meniscal tear / micro-fracture
- Wrist and Hand rehabilitation following -TFCC repair / Scaphoid repair / Carpal repair
- Hip rehabilitation following – labral tear / arthroscopy / micro-fracture
- Foot rehabilitation following – Tarsal fixation / bunionectomie / Mortons neuroma
- Achilles repair
- Post fracture
- Post injection therapy – corticosteroid /caudal epidural / facet joint injection / PRP injection
- Gilmores Groin
- Joint replacement post-op rehabilitation
Please note that there are many injuries that we do treat that are not listed above, if you have any concerns please contact us we are happy to answer any of your questions.
What information do you need for an appointment?
We will also need you to consent to the examination and let us know if there are any medical conditions that we need to be aware of.
Our registration form can be downloaded below. Please fill it in and bring it along with you to your appointment.
What should I wear to Physio?
You can just come in whatever you are wearing as we can provide shorts and towels for you.