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Blue Tower 11/03
MediaCityUK, M50 2ST

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Monday – Friday 8am to 7pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm


Most frequent questions and answer

Physiotherapy can treat much more than just sports injuries…

We’ve gathered our most frequently asked questions below for your reference, however if your own question isn’t covered below don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via the contact form at the bottom of the page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible
Physiotherapy can be helpful for people of all ages with a wide range of health conditions, including problems affecting the:
  • Bones, joints and soft tissue – such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries.
  • Brain or nervous system – such as movement problems resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease.
  • Heart and circulation – such as rehabilitation after a heart attack.
  • Lungs and breathing – such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis.
  • Physiotherapy can improve your physical activity while helping you to prevent further injuries.

Physiotherapy will introduce massage techniques if it is a suitable treatment to aid in a patient’s recovery; however, it is more than a massage. Treatments can range from manual therapy which moves the joints, soft tissue mobilisation which would introduce a Massage, to Acupuncture, shockwave Therapy, Ultrasound, Exercises and many more.

Our Physiotherapists use different treatment methods in order to deal with a wide range of injuries. Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, you may require:
  • Manipulation or mobilisation of joints.
  • Electrotherapy (Laser, Ultrasound, Interferential, Short Wave Diathermy).
  • Acupuncture.
  • Prescription Exercise therapy.
  • Core stability training.
  • Patient education, home exercises.
  • Biomechanical analysis.
  • Soft and deep tissue massage.
  • Yes. These can be arranged for patients who are disabled or are too ill to attend the practice.
  • If you have any x-rays or scans, please bring these along with you.
  • Your physiotherapist will ask you if you need to bring anything specific to your treatment.
  • Wear something comfortable. Bring a pair of shorts if it is a lower back, hip, knee, ankle, or a foot problem. Bring a tank top / vest if it is a neck, upper back, shoulder, elbow, or hand problem.
  • No, we can often see patients within 24-48 hours of their enquiry.
  • Your initial treatment will range between 45 minutes and 1 hour.
  • Follow up treatment sessions tend to be from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the nature of your condition.
  • Unless you are going through your private medical insurance, there is no need to see your GP before you come, just give us a call
  • This will depend upon your diagnosis. Your physiotherapist will discuss this with you at your initial assessment and give you a guide as to how many treatments would be beneficial to you- we do NOT see you more than is necessary
  • We treat all conditions relating to soft tissue, bones and joints If you are unsure about whether we can treat your problem, please call us- we are here to help you
  • In most cases, your physiotherapist will give you exercises for you to do on your own in between your physiotherapy sessions. However, your physiotherapy sessions are important to assess your progress constantly.
  • One of the most common mistakes people make is to refrain from doing their exercises because they either no longer have pain or see little improvement.
  • We deal with most major insurance companies and you would need to notify them prior to attending treatment in order for them to authorise your claim
  • You will need to supply us with this authorisation and number, and we will send the bill to your insurance company directly
  • Dependent upon the insurance company and your individual policy, you may be liable to pay an excess or a proportion of the treatment fee if your insurance company does not meet this in full
It is advised that patients wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Bear in mind that a physiotherapist will need to visually assess a patient regarding posture and movement and will possibly need to move various areas of the body, thus these areas will need to be visible and assessable. Additionally, when the treatments involve manipulation and massage the site of injury will need to be exposed.
Your physiotherapist will or may recommend you see our Sports Therapist for 30 min exercise sessions to support you in your recovery.
  • We accept payment by cash or by cheque. You will be required to pay at the end of each session. We run accounts for certain companies and clubs, however, this needs to be set up in advance and can be arranged by contacting the clinic manager.

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At Media City Physio we welcome the opportunity to treat you, regardless of your illness, which could be a result of a sport injury, accident at work, or anything else.