|What is a Chartered Physiotherapist?||What happens during my first visit?|
|How Long Does Treatment Take?||What about exercises?|
|Do You Know How Many Treatments I Will Need?||How do I make an appointment?|
|Do I need a GP referral?||What will I wear to my appointment?|
|Are you open in the evenings?||I Have Private Medical Insurance – Am I Covered With You?|
|What about payment?|
What is a Chartered Physiotherapist?
The title "Physiotherapist" alone is not evidence of a formal qualification in Physiotherapy. A Chartered Physiotherapist is a specialised member of the medical profession. We are recognised by other medical professions and the Department of Health.
The title "Chartered Physiotherapist" and the initials MISCP indicate that a physiotherapist is a member of the professional regulating body, the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. Chartered Physiotherapists have the high level of education, knowledge and experience needed to give a high quality and effective service to patients. When you attend a Chartered Physiotherapist, you can be sure of:
A professional, scientific approach to the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of your complaint;
Seeing a therapist who has qualified with a University degree and who is committed to continuing education and research.
Chartered Physiotherapists are recognised and covered by VHI, Laya Healthcare, Aviva and other health insurance schemes.
For more information please visit www.iscp.ie
What happens during my first visit?
When you first arrive in the clinic you will be asked to fill out a short assessment form for our records. During your consultation, your Chartered Physiotherapist will begin with a detailed history (including any medications you are taking), followed by a thorough physical assessment. This assists us in determining what the structural source of your pain is most likely to be, so that we can provide a diagnosis and agree a planned course of treatment with you.
You will then be treated in the first visit. Here at Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we have experienced Chartered Physiotherapists who have undertaken specialised post-graduate training. Our sessions are one-to-one in our private rooms ensuring you get the highest quality of hands-on treatment available.
You will also be given advice/exercises on leaving so that you can start working on your recovery straight away!
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Each physiotherapy session comprises of 30 minutes of one to one treatment, however allow yourself 45 minutes within the clinic. At Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we have individual treatment rooms to guarantee your privacy. Our physiotherapists treat one client at a time so you have our full attention.
Will I need exercises?
We provide you with a custom made exercise programme to do between visits to ensure your recovery is optimized. We appreciate that it can be hard to retain everything you learn in a physiotherapy session, so when you leave we will email you a link to our Salaso software programme. This will allow you to access your own personal exercise account where you will view professional videos of your prescribed exercises, including details on how many to do and how often!
Do You Know How Many Treatments I Will Need?
After your first assessment, your Chartered Physiotherapist will have a working diagnosis and will be able to be plan a course of treatment. This will be aimed at de-sensitising painful tissues, restoring movement and regaining normal function.
The number of visits you require will depend on a number of factors such as how severe your condition is and how long the problem has been present. Your Chartered Physiotherapist will re-assess your progress on each visit in order to provide a realistic timeframe.
We will endeavour to get you booked in as soon as possible
Do I Need A GP Referral?
Anyone can ring and make an appointment, without a GP or consultant referral. However, if you have one, please bring a copy along with the written report of any X-rays or MRI scans you may have had.
What will I wear to my appointment?
For the physical examination you will probably need to expose the appropriate body part. If you have low back pain or a lower limb injury, please feel free to bring shorts along. For neck/shoulder injuries, some female patients prefer to bring a vest top. Don’t worry if you forget or make your appointment at short notice, we have towels available in the treatment rooms.
Are you open in the evenings?
Here at Imokilly Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we understand the need for flexible extended opening hours to fit in with your busy lifestyle. Hence our clinic is open the following hours :
Monday: 9am - 8pm
Tuesday: 8am - 8pm
Wednesday: 10am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 8pm
What About Payment?
Payment is made after your appointment. You will get a receipt at the end of each session which can be used for tax or health insurance purposes. Please note that we do not have a card facility on site but there are two ATM machines located within the Market Green Shopping Complex. Cash or cheque is accepted