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TherapyWise at Harrogate Squash and Fitness Centre

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Harrogate Physiotherapy Practice and Harrogate Podiatry Practice

FAQs

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Location

Where is Harrogate TherapyWise situated?

Please visit our ‘Contact Us’ page where you will find a map and directions.

Where do I park when I come to TherapyWise?

There is ample free parking space right in front of the Harrogate Squash and Fitness Centre. If your appointment is scheduled at our town centre location at Vivify Treatment rooms you can park in one of the 3 car parking Pay and Display areas on East Parade. Alternatively you can park for free on South Park Road, Victoria Avenue or North Park Road.

Physiotherapy

What can I expect on my first physiotherapy visit at TherapyWise?

Your first visit will incorporate an assessment of your condition and treatment if indicated. The physiotherapist will take a detailed history of your present condition and medical status. This is followed by a methodological clinical assessment of your biomechanics, posture, joint & soft tissue mobility, muscle strength and co-ordination. Based on your clinical diagnosis a treatment plan will be established. Your treatment plan will be adapted to your needs and abilities and will be reviewed on/between each visit to ensure optimal rehabilitation of your injury/condition.

How long are the physiotherapy sessions?

Please allow up to 1hour for your first visit and up to 45 minutes for your follow-up treatment. Each follow-up treatment incorporates a re-assessment of your condition to establish your progress.

Can I speak to the physiotherapist prior to booking an appointment?

Yes, if you want to speak to the physiotherapist to discuss how we can help you or ensure that your condition is appropriate for physiotherapy intervention please tell our receptionist. In some cases physiotherapy is not indicated and you may need to be referred for further investigations or to your GP.

How many physiotherapy sessions would I need?

The amount of treatment you need depends on the presenting condition and diagnosis. The physiotherapist will discuss this with you on your first visit. Generally, the more recent an injury or condition the quicker it will respond to physiotherapy intervention. Early treatment will help you to regain speedy pain free function.

What do I need to bring to my physiotherapy sessions?

Please bring loose, comfortable exercise clothing which would enable the therapist to expose the affected area appropriately. Wearing shorts are advisable for the assessment of all hip, knee, ankle, foot and spinal assessments. Please do not wear running tights.

How do I pay for my physiotherapy session?

We accept payment by cheque, cash or debit/visa. If you wish to claim your treatment fee from your Health Insurance Company, please ensure that you are covered to receive your treatment from the “Harrogate Physiotherapy Practice” prior to your initial consultation. Please bring your authorisation code or Health insurance policy number to your first visit.

Are you covered by my insurance company?

The ‘Harrogate Physiotherapy Practice’ are providers for:

  • Bupa
  • Aviva
  • Pruhealth
  • Cigna
  • SimplyHealth
  • WPA

and most other smaller insurance companies. Please check with your insurance company before booking your appointment.

Please bring your membership/policy number and authorisation code to your first session to enable us to deal with them directly. If you have an excess on your policy we would require payment on the day.

Podiatry

What happens on my first podiatry visit at TherapyWise?

Your podiatrist will take a detailed history of your injury or condition. This is followed by  comprehensive gait analysis using computerised GaitScan(TM) and treadmill equipment. Your podiatrist may assess your foot mobility, joint position, muscle length and strength to enable correct diagnosis and targeted treatment. You may  be fitted  with corrective orthotics if indicated. Not all patients require orthotics and their condition or injury may be resolved simply by using specific prescribed exercises or advice on appropriate footwear. Your Podiatrist will advise if you require further assessment by a Physiotherapist or Orthopaedic foot specialist.

How long is a podiatry appointment?

Initial assessment could last up to 50 minutes and follow-up treatment approximately 30 minutes.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring a pair of shorts and a few examples of appropriate footwear i.e. work shoes or running trainers. If you have a referral letter from your GP or Consultant please bring this to your session.

How many sessions would I need?

The amount of treatment you need depends on the presenting condition and diagnosis. Your podiatrist will discuss this with you on your first visit. Generally 3 visits are sufficient.

Will I get my orthotics on my first visit?

In most cases the podiatrist will fit you with orthoses on your first visit to start you on the road to recovery.

Are you covered by my insurance company?

The ‘Harrogate Podiatry Practice’ is a provider for:

  • Bupa
  • Aviva
  • Pruhealth
  • Cigna
  • SimplyHealth
  • WPA

and most other smaller insurance companies. Please check with your insurance company before booking your appointment.

Please bring your membership/policy number and authorisation code to your first session. If you have an excess on your policy we would require payment on the day.