Choosing a Physiotherapist

Don’t just pick any physio, all are not the same!

When choosing a manual physiotherapist it is important to consider a number of issues:

If you are looking for a physiotherapist in Newcastle, we suggest that you consider the below mentioned tips before choosing a physio to treat your condition.

  1. Ensure the therapist listens to you, your complaints, your needs and your goals.
  2. Ensure the therapist explains to you the underlying mechanism of your injury.
  3. If you are confused by anything your therapist says, ask for clarification and ensure your therapist provides this.
  4. Watch that your therapist doesn’t “sell” themselves as the answer to your problem. Their role is more to guide you to find the best management strategies.
  5. Make sure you feel involved within each treatment and are given the opportunity to be involved in the decision making process of self management.
  6. Ensure you have an adequate period of time allocated for each treatment and that this involves face to face care with your therapist. At least 15-20 minutes is usually the minimum.
  7. Watch for over servicing. When you feel that no further improvement is happening, the change of focus should be moving towards a self management approach, being guided by your therapist.

Talk to a senior Physio Joint physiotherapist!

Unsure if you need an appointment? Have one of our senior physiotherapists call you back to advise you on your condition.

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“Within 2-3 treatments we can figure out if you have a mechanical spinal component that is related to the pain you feel.”

– Spinal mechanics, finding the source