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Frequently Asked Questions
Physiotherapy can help with a wide variety of problems and I have a wealth of expertise so am able to deal with both common and less typical problems. If you’re unsure whether Physiotherapy is the best course of treatment please call or email to discuss your problem with me.
After your initial assessment we will discuss a suitable treatment programme and self treatments you can carry out at home. It does depend on the nature of the problem and other, but most people see an improvement after 1-2 sessions, and on average will have 4-5 treatments to complete a course of treatment. The frequency of treatments is usually lengthened between each one, and I never recommend more treatment than is necessary. If I feel I am unable to help you either because another physiotherapist has more expertise or Physiotherapy isn’t suitable I will discuss this with you and make a necessary referral or recommendation.
No. Physiotherapists are autonomous professionals recognised by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists) so are able to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory problems without a medical referral.
We will check with your health insurance provide to determine if outpatient physical therapy services are covered under your plan. We recommend that you confirm your insurance coverage.
As a general rule Physiotherapy will help with pain, injury and movement problems, and Sports Massage will help with injury prevention, soft tissue maintenance and recovery, general tightness and aches. If you are unsure which treatment would suit you best please call me to discuss treatments.
Physiotherapy appointments begin with a detailed discussion of your problem, on which we then base the physical assessment where we look at your function and movement and the boy structures and soft tissues around the problem area. We then discuss the outcomes of the assessment and the best course of treatment, which we then begin in that session as well as giving you things to be doing at home to help such as exercises.
This will depends on the nature of your problem but may be hands-on techniques such as manipulation, mobilisation or massage, exercise techniques such as muscle releases or passive movements, electrotherapy including Therapeutic Ultrasound, Interferential, Galvanic or TENS, or other treatments such as kinesiology taping and therapeutic exercise. All treatments have their merits and I usually use different treatments which compliment one-another, however will start gently with one or two techniques so that we can see to what extent each treatment helps individually.
We discuss your progress since the last treatment and re-assess key findings from your first assessment, then make any appropriate progressions or amendments to treatment and exercises.
This depends on the problem and treatment, but please bear in mind that to asses and treat the problem I will need to access it so loose fitting shorts are helpful for knee and hip problems or a vest top for women with back or shoulder problems. My treatment room is private and I will maintain your dignity with towels/blankets as required.
Yes, if there is space on the driveway to the left of the house please feel free to use this, or there is ample street parking at the front and side of the house.
Testimonials – See what some of my previous patients have gained from treatment…
4 years ago I injured my knee - nothing was broken, but after the pain continued and limited my mobility. On my friend's recommendation, I went to see Sarah - she explained the problem and best course of treatment. After just a few treatments my pain completely went - I have no hesitation in recommending Sarah to anyone who thinks an old injury can't be treated"E Fenwick, Oadby
After spending years trying different pain medications to prevent headaches (all of which were ineffective) I was amazed how quickly the treatment worked. I noticed an immediate difference and can honestly say it has dramatically reduced my headachesK Wilkinson, Leicester
I do a Martial Art which involves a lot of kicking and as a result I injured my knee. For a few weeks things didn't improve until I finally went to see Sarah. She immediately diagnosed the problem and made me a treatment programme. My knee is fine now and anytime I do get a problem I know what to do. I even felt confident enough to compete in a recent World Championships...thank you Sarah!V Datta Leicester
I have suffered with neck and back problems for a long time. Going to see Sarah was a real turning point - she helped significantly, reducing the pain and increasing my movement. Sarah is extremely professional and a highly skilled physio - it's hard to find someone who you trust but I definitely recommend SarahA Withall Hinckley
I had tendonitis in my shoulder causing me a lot of pain and discomfort over a long period. Since I started treatment with Sarah I have had significant improvements. She also gave me exercises to do at home which helped me regain full strength in my shoulder.S Barnes, Kibworth