Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a selection of questions The Physio Company is frequently asked. If your question is not answered please call one of our physiotherapists on 0121 707 2461.
How does physiotherapy differ from other forms of manipulative therapy?
There is some similarity between a manipulative physiotherapist and an osteopath. Physios may focus on a more broad approach to the resolutions that includes a substantial proportion of therapeutic muscle work in combination with different forms of manipulation. Chiropracters tend to use more aggressive manipulative approaches and may focus on the possibility of spinal contribution to both local spinal and more remote problems.
They often utilise methods that require regular appointments at intervals of a few weeks. Osteopaths may focus on joint based therapy and passive movement techniques, but there is overlay In the techniques used by both professional groups. Physiotherapists tend to treat a wider range of musculo-skeletal problems. Physiotherapists seek problem solutions with a short course of treatment and educate patients, emphasizing the importance of sflf-help and self-management principles.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, anyone can have treatment, however some insurance companies require your GP to authorise treatment to reimburse costs.
Can physios manipulate?
Yes, all physios at this practice have undergone the required post graduate training to manipulate if required.
Will physiotherapy help me?
All patients are individually assessed and if we feel physiotherapy is not appropriate for you at this time we will refer you to the necessary medical personnel. At all times you are kept up to date with the progress your problem is making , we try to work as a team to get the best results for you.
If you have any further questions please feel free to call for advice.
If you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our physiotherapists, please don't hesitate to call us on 0121 707 2461.