FAQ

Do I need a GP referral to come to Physio?

If you are self funding your physiotherapy treatment you do not need a GP referral.  As part of your treatment plan we will aim to keep in contact with your GP about your progress.    However, if you are claiming through your private medical insurance you will need to check your policy requirements as in many cases a GP referral will be necessary.

I have had a back problem for years. My GP says there is nothing they can offer me - can I still come to see you?

Yes, please do come to see us for an up to date musculoskeletal assessment and review of your issues. We will be able to give you an honest appraisal of whether our physiotherapy team can be of benefit to you. In most cases there are strategies and new developments in treatment that can help you improve and manage your condition better.

Do you have parking?Are there any charges?

Yes, we have free parking in marked bays directly in front of the clinic. There are also spaces in front of the village hall which is three doors down.

How long will my appointment be?

For a musculoskeletal problem (such as a back, neck or knee issue) your initial consultation and any follow ups you require are up to 40 minutes.

Appointments with Janet Rosie before 8am or after 6pm weekdays and her Saturday morning appointments last 30 minutes.

If you are attending for an appointment about a Women’s or Men’s Health problem we allow up to an hour for your initial consultation and 45 minutes for follow up sessions.

Home visits usually last for 40 minutes.

Who specialises in what?

We are delighted to have many highly trained Specialist Physiotherapists working at South Cambridge Physiotherapy. Please view our physiotherapist’s profiles on our Team Page

I have been told that I need to strengthen my core. Is this something you can do?

Yes, we can help you to develop from any starting level.

Beginners can develop an understanding of what is meant by ‘your core’ with a first level exercise programme.  However, if you have already started training, we can develop your techniques and repertoire until you reach higher levels of advanced core stability.

Programmes can be tailored to be sports specific.  You can choose to work 1:1 or in small group coaching.  We can develop an  exercise programme to complement your gym, personal training, coaching or other leisure activities.

Antenatal & Postnatal Pilates training can be arranged 1:1 at the practice or in classes through Perfectly Pregnant Pilates.

Do I need to wear anything special or bring anything with me?

In order for your physiotherapist to fully assess you it will be necessary for you to remove the appropriate clothing.  You may wish to bring a pair of shorts with you.  If you are going to be using the gym you will need to bring your sports gear and usual training shoes with you.

It is always helpful to us if you can bring  recent scans, investigation results and information about any medication.

Do you do running assessments?

Yes, we have access to treadmill and gym equipment for both assessment and rehabilitation.

Do I have to come to you or can you come to me?

We prefer for you to come to the clinic if you are able as we have height adjustable treatment couches and all our equipment is based here. However, we are able to carry out home visits and have some portable equipment we can bring to your home.