_Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know if Physiotherapy is the right treatment for my condition?
A: There are many treatment options available but Physiotherapy aims to treat the cause of pain rather than only treat the symptoms. Therefore, though the healing process can sometimes takes longer with Physiotherapy, the problem is less likely to return as the cause itself has been addressed & eliminated as far as is possible.
Q: What can I expect when I see a Physiotherapist for the first time?
A: Initially the Physiotherapist will ask a number of questions and allow you to describe your symptoms in detail in order for a subjective assessment. Next the Physiotherapist will assess your injured area as well as other areas that may be related to the problem. Following the full assessment, the Physiotherapist will then discuss the findings, cause of the problem and a suitable treatment plan. If possible, the treatment can then commence at that first session.
Q: Will I require a written referral for treatment?
A: You will not require a referral from a Doctor to visit our therapist. However if you are using private medical insurance to cover the cost of treatment it is best to check with them first as they sometimes require a GP or specialist's referrals.
Q: How do I make an appointment for Physiotherapy and how quickly will I be seen?
A: You can make an appointment using the information found on the Contact Us page, either complete the message form, send an email or telephone. We will try our very best to provide you an appointment within 24 hours.
Q: How do I prepare for the first visit?
A: Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time to complete your new patient information sheet
- Wear comfortable clothes that allow the therapist to see the area to be treated
- Bring your physician's referral (if you have one though not required)
- Bring any relevant reports/test results (e.g. X-rays, ultrasound scan, MRI reports)
- Provide any relevant medical history
- Be prepared to stay 50 to 60 minutes for the initial assessment & treatment
Q: How do I know Pilates is suitable for my condition?
A: Pilates is a very low impact exercise and suitable for everyone, whether you are young, old, lives in a sporty or sedentary lifestyle, during pregnancy or post delivery.
It focuses on using and strengthening the deep abdominal muscles, the supportive spinal muscles, the muscles of the pelvic floor and the stabilising muscles of the upper back and shoulder area. Thus, you will learn to correct your posture, reduce strain and stress and realign the body. You will get stronger and your pain will gradually reduce.
At Blessa, all exercises are individually customised to fit your medical concerns and fitness goal.