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Can a physiotherapist treat my back or neck problems?
Sep. 5, 2011
Your physiotherapist will provide a full assessment. Many back and neck problems can be treated with physiotherapy alone. Your physiotherapist will advise you if you need any specialist treatment.

Can I see the physiotherapist directly following injury?
Sep. 5, 2011
Your physiotherapist can provide therapies for acute injuries and can assess the need for further investigations.

Do I need a doctor’s referral?
Sep. 5, 2011
No. Anyone can self-refer for treatment.

How long does a treatment session last?
Sep. 5, 2011
The initial consultation and assessment is 15 min. The treatment sessions are 45 minutes

How many sessions will it take?
Sep. 5, 2011
There is no set length of time given to resolve treatments. However your physiotherapist will discuss the predicted treatment length with you following your initial assessment. You will not be tied into any contract and are free to stop treatments at any time.

Is there a waiting list for treatments?
Sep. 5, 2011
No-you will get an appointment within 24 hours. Same-day appointments may be available.

What are your terms of payment?
Sep. 5, 2011
WBC currently accepts cash payments only.

What can I expect from a treatment session?
Sep. 5, 2011
WBC provides hands-on therapy where appropriate (see the section on understanding treatments). You will be given a home exercise programme which will be progressed as you get better.

What conditions can physiotherapists treat?
Sep. 5, 2011
Physiotherapists can treat most physical conditions that lead to pain, weakness or joint stiffness. We can treat any muscle pain or cramping. Please see our section on conditions treated.

What should I wear?
Sep. 5, 2011
It is recommended you wear something comfortable and loose fitting. We may require you to remove outer clothing to assess and treat.

Will I benefit from Physiotherapy?
Sep. 5, 2011
Physiotherapy can be used to treat any pain in muscles or joints caused by faulty mechanics. Physiotherapy can correct faulty movement and postural patterns. It can help relieve pain associated by some joint diseases such as osteoarthritis but is not a cure.