Welcome to Life Physiotherapy FAQs page.

Hopefully here you will find answers to all your FAQs and any queries you may have before attending your first physiotherapy appointment.  If you  would like to to speak to someone regarding your appointment or would like to speak to a physiotherapist directly before attending, please call 07805314611.  Alternatively, if you prefer, email – info@lifephysiotherapy.co.uk

What to expect on your 1st appointment

When you arrive there is a short registration form to fill out.  The physiotherapy assessment process consists of two parts.  Firstly a verbal assessment when your physio will take a history of your condition and make some notes on your symptoms  and relevant lifestyle habits.  Secondly there is the physical examination and hands on manual testing part.  Once completed your physio will have a preliminary diagnosis and begin treatment


FAQs – Do I need a referral? No, Life Physiotherapy has a fast direct access policy.  Offering same day appointment.

FAQs – Am I covered by my private medical insurance? Yes, Life Physiotherapy is registered with all major private medical insurance companies.  You will be required by your insurer to contact them and obtain a claim number or authorisation code prior to attending your 1st physio appointment.

FAQs – Will I get treatment on my first appointment? Absolutely, yes!  Your first appointment will consist of a thorough assessment process paving the way for the best practice hands-on physio treatment.  Followed by the first steps in therapeutic exercise and self management advice.

FAQs – How soon will I be seen and how often will I need treatment?  Life Physiotherapy aims to see all clients on the same day (if required).  Appointment slots are held in reservation for emergency appointments.  Otherwise the aim is to accommodate each individual at your convenience.  The number of treatments required can be estimated after your initial assessment has been completed.

FAQS – What should I bring with me? It is important that you bring comfortable clothing for the physical assessment.  It is also important that your physio can see and examine the entire injured limb or part of the body (and surrounding area) that is troubling you.  Therefore it is helpful if you can bring a pair of shorts (not leggings) and a t-shirt or tank top.  If you are comfortable in your underwear this is also perfectly acceptable. For those with long hair, means to tie your hair up away from the neck and shoulders is required (remember you may have to lay on your back and be comfortable therefore large hair clips can be awkward). If you have any Consultant or GP letters, scans or X-rays reports please bring these.  A list of your current prescription medication may be required.