Physiotherapy Questions

Physiotherapy FAQs


Below are a list of commonly asked questions to Physiotherapists.

Please make sure that you have details of any prescribed supplements or medications you’re currently taking. You also need to bring relevant scan reports, medical reports, X-rays, test results, supports, braces and orthotics that you are currently using.

Wear something which makes you feel comfortable. If possible, wear comfortable shirts and loose pants that allow you to move freely. Bring a pair of shorts if you are presenting with a lower body injury.

Yes, you may bring someone with you to any Physiotherapy treatment session.

While it is common practice for GP’s to refer patients to Chartered Physiotherapists, it is not necessary for patients to consult a GP prior to attending a Physiotherapist.

The number of treatments required depends on the severity of the condition. Most problems should show significant improvement within 2 to 3 sessions. More long-standing problems can take longer to resolve. Dan’s aim is to assist patients in resolving their problems in as short a time-frame as possible.

During your first visit to Dan, expect him to ask you questions regarding the symptoms that you are experiencing and the history of your complaint. He will also ask about your general health, any medication you are taking and if you are suffering from a severe medical condition. Provided you are a safe candidate for treatment, he will carry out a thorough assessment in order to come to an accurate diagnosis.

Each stage of the assessment process will be explained to the patient and, once a diagnosis is made, a treatment plan will be formulated in collaboration with the patient. Patients will be educated about the cause of the complaint and a clear plan will be put in place to resolve the problem. On the rare occasions that a problem presents requiring onward referral, Dan will arrange the relevant consultations.

Dan is an expert in manual and exercise therapy. The outstanding facilities in the fully-equipped gym in New Minds College provide the ideal environment for the exercise rehabilitation that is required to recover from most injuries.

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If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dan Horan on 087 982 1188.