Physiotherapy is a health profession which focuses on the assessment, treatment, & rehabilitation of muscular, soft tissue, joint, and neurological conditions.
Physiotherapy typically achieves success via the combination of clinical treatment and the adherence to pain management advice and a home exercise programme on the patient’s behalf. At K.M. Woods Physiotherapy Ltd., conditions we commonly see across our clinics include neck and lower back pain, repetitive strain injuries, work related injuries, and sports injuries.
Physiotherapy does not focus solely on the treatment of existing conditions, but also the prevention of future injuries via a proactive, patient specific approach. Common treatments utilised by our physiotherapists include manual (hands on) therapy, acupuncture, ultrasound, deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, pain management strategies, and condition specific patient education.
How Much Does A Physiotherapy Appointment Cost?
Initial assessment and subsequent treatments cost £38.00 alike. The rate for domiciliary visits is £70.00, when the address has a Glasgow postcode. Cost of visits outwit Glasgow postcodes are negotiable.
Is There Parking?
Yes, all of our 5 clinics have free parking. Our Newton Mearns, Williamwood, &Mosspark clinics all have free, on-site parking. Our Kirkintilloch clinic has 2 hours free parking in the Tesco car park across the street.
Our central, Royal Crescent practice has parking both at the front & rear of the building. Free parking at the rear of the building is accessed via Kelvingrove Street, taking the first right off this street to the rear of our clinic. Alternatively, paid parking is available at the front of our building on Royal Crescent, with parking costing just £0.20 for the first half hour.
Is There Ground Level/Wheelchair Accessibility?
4 of our 5 clinics are fully wheelchair accessible. The treatment room used for our Williamwood clinic requires patients to take the stairs to the first floor.
How Can I Pay For Treatment?
Cash, card, & cheque are all accepted as means of payment for physiotherapy.
Can I Use My Private Health Insurance Policy To Cover The Cost Of Treatment?
Yes, at K.M. Woods Physiotherapy, we are recognised by all the major private health insurers – BUPA, AXA, AVIVA, Cigna, Pru Health, & Simply Health.
Patients simply require a pre-authorisation code/ policy number from their insurance company upon attending for their initial appointment.
What Clothing Should I Wear?
Comfortable, loose fitting clothes are recommended. It is also desirable that the injured body part be visible for assessment & treatment. For example, female patients may wear a vest top for injuries to the upper limb or shoulder, while loose fitting trousers or shorts can be worn for injuries to the legs or feet.
For patients attending with back pain which spreads to the legs, the legs may also need to be exposed for assessment.
How Long Does A Physiotherapy Appointment Last?
Single appointments typically last for 25-30 minutes. For initial appointments, it is recommended that patients arrive approximately 5 minutes prior to their allocated time, to allow time for the pertinent registration form(s) to be completed, thereby not impacting on their clinical assessment time.
Can I Specify A Preference for A Male or Female Physiotherapist?
Yes, patients are fully entitled to specifically request either a male or female clinician. This request may limit the flexibility of appointment times & locations available however.
What Will I Need To Do Independently?
Typically, patients will be prescribed a course of home exercises by their physiotherapist, to compliment their clinical treatment. These exercises will typically focus on addressing any identified issues of muscular weakness or tightness, joint stiffness of instability, poor posture, incorrect biomechanical patterns, or poor balance.
How Often Will Appointments Take Place?
Appointments typically take place on a weekly basis, but this frequency can either be increased or decreased as your physiotherapist sees fit. Patients may be seen more frequently in the early stages of treatment if they are acutely painful, whereas they may be seen less frequently as treatment progresses to a point where the patient continues to manage symptoms via his or her home exercise programme.