How do I see a physio in Gloucestershire?


How do I see a physio in Gloucestershire?

If you would like to speak to a member of the adult physiotherapy service, you can contact us on:

  1. 0300 422 3040, Cheltenham General Hospital (8am to 5pm)
  2. 0300 422 8527, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (7.30am to 5.30pm)

How do I refer myself to physiotherapy?

Depending on where you live, you may be able to self-refer (see below) or you may need to visit your GP or consultant first. After discussing your symptoms with your doctor, they may then refer you to a physiotherapist. You can search for physiotherapy services near you to find out where you may be referred to.

How long do you have to wait for physiotherapy on the NHS?

Waiting times to access NHS physiotherapy for a musculoskeletal problem following GP referral vary enormously across the UK. Typically, this can be anything from a week to not unusually over 12 weeks.

What is adult physiotherapy?

The adult physiotherapy service works with patients over 18 years old for musculoskeletal injuries. You may be referred to our adult physiotherapy service after an injury, surgery or other persistent conditions.

What is MSK physiotherapist?

An MSK (musculoskeletal) physiotherapist can provide expert assessment and advice to help you manage pain, disability and injury to your joints, muscles or spine. We do this through questioning and physical assessment.

How much does a physio cost UK?

How much does physio cost? The average course of physiotherapy treatment (an initial assessment and 4 to 5 further treatment sessions) is £240 to £300. Average appointment costs are £50 to £60.

Does physiotherapy really work?

While it is commonly associated with musculoskeletal issues, you don’t have to be injured for physiotherapy to benefit you. Physiotherapy extends beyond that and can actually help with managing long-term medical conditions such as asthma, preparing for a sporting event or even childbirth.

Can physiotherapists diagnose?

A physiotherapist will ultimately give you a ‘diagnosis’ of what they think is ‘likely’ to be the problem. Most of our patients come with this exact expectation. Physiotherapist’s will go through the same process as the doctor with a few limitations.

How quickly does physiotherapy work?

A good physical therapist will track progress and check whether you are making gains in range of motion, function, and strength. Generally, soft tissues will take between six and eight weeks to heal, meaning that a typical physiotherapy program will last about that long.

How much do physical therapists make UK?

Starting salaries for qualified physiotherapists (Band 5) range from £24,907 to £30,615. Senior physiotherapists can earn between £31,365 and £37,890 (Band 6). As a clinical specialist/team leader, you can earn between £38,890 and £44,503 (Band 7).