FAQs

  • Do I need a referral?

    Physiotherapy is a direct-access health care profession meaning that you do not have to see your GP to be referred to see a physiotherapist privately. You can refer yourself directly to Oakleigh Physio and see a physiotherapist if you plan to pay yourself. To use your Medical Insurance, we would advise you to speak to their Customer Service Department as each company has their own referral policy. Some Medical Insurance companies no longer require a GP referral and will do a telephone consultation to triage your problem.

  • How can a Physiotherapist help me?

    A Physiotherapist can help you achieve your highest level of physical functioning (at any stage of life) by providing you with a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs. Some Examples: restoring and increasing range of motion in joints and alleviating pain following an injury; education in pre- & post-natal care; and preventing and treating sports injuries.

  • How do I book an appointment?

    Call Oakeigh Physio on 020 8361 1681 to book an appointment or complete a booking enquiry form online.

  • What can I expect?

    Every patient receives a thorough assessment that includes taking the history and a musculo-skeletal assessment of your issue. This includes studying your posture, movement, strength and function. It will also include palpation to feel and test the quality of your tissues. You will be given a personalised treatment plan which may include manual therapy; acupuncture; electrotherapy; home exercises, posture training; education; and your questions and concerns will be addressed. We can recommend if you need further investigations such as x-ray, an ultrasound scan or an MRI. We are able to refer you privately for these investigations.

  • What is a Physiotherapist?

    A Physiotherapist is an individual who is university educated and is trained to assess and improve movement and function and also relieve pain. A Physiotherapist must be licensed by the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and be a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)

  • What is physiotherapy?

    Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential. It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status. It is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice. Through knowledge physiotherapy can deliver clinical judgement and informed interpretation of musculo/skeletal conditions.

  • What to wear?

    You are advised to wear sensible loose fitting clothing. You are wise to bring a pair of shorts for lower back and lower limb conditions. For upper body conditions you would be advised to wear a vest top that exposes your shoulders. It is very unlikely that you would ever need to remove your underwear.

  • What we cannot do?

    We are not able to see patients via the NHS.

    We no longer offer a Domiciliary Service

    We do not have access to Hydrotherapy

    We cannot prescribe medication or preform injections