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Earlier and later appointments may be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays by special arrangement.

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At East Devon Physio we always take great care to tailor our treatment to your individual needs.

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Physiotherapy is a treatment used to help with the pain relief, healing and rehabilitation of most medical and surgical conditions. It is appropriate for a range of muscle, joint and nerve conditions whether resulting from injury, illness or disability.

Physiotherapists in East Devon Physio use 'hands on' techniques as well as electrotherapy, acupuncture and exercise therapy. If they consider it appropriate, physiotherapists may recommend you are seen by other specialists, for example orthopaedic surgeons, pain specialists or rheumatologists.

Physiotherapy can be used to help manage a wide variety of health conditions that affect many of the body's systems. Most often these conditions relate to problems with bones, nerves, joints and soft tissues. A few day to day examples of these are painful backs, necks and joints, sports injuries, injury resulting from accidents or rehabilitation after surgery or strokes.

East Devon Physio has both male and female therapists. Should you have a preference of gender of your therapist, please inform us when making your appointment.

No, physiotherapy is much more than massage, although specific massage techniques may be used if they are regarded as an appropriate treatment to aid your recovery. Physiotherapy treatment can include manual therapy (moving your joints), soft tissue mobilisation (such as massage), acupuncture and electrotherapy, plus many more treatment options.

Your physiotherapist will begin with a full assessment and physical examination to establish the cause and nature of your condition. Subsequent to assessment the findings will be discussed with you and a personalised treatment plan most fitting to your needs will be established.

In order to examine your painful area it may be necessary to remove your outer clothing. You may prefer to bring a pair of shorts and a vest to wear instead.

Your first session will involve a full subjective and objective assessment. In most cases treatment will be commenced. Recommendation regarding the treatment plan will be discussed.

Appointments are between 30 minutes and 1 hour in length. Follow up treatments are up to 45 minutes unless advised otherwise.

Some problems may be helped in one visit, others may require a course of treatment. Particular needs will be discussed with each patient following initial assessment.

Treatment fees are available on contacting East Devon Physio reception.

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Many treatments are based on pain free techniques but discomfort may be caused when firmer handling is indicated or if the condition tends to be irritable. Constant feedback with your therapist is encouraged during administration of treatment.

In the vast majority of cases physiotherapy is considered extremely effective for appropriate conditions. Research suggests that physiotherapy significantly improves the rehabilitation and recovery of these conditions, as well as being instrumental in the prevention of further injury.

You are more than welcome to have someone chaperone you during your treatment. In some cases a chaperone is compulsory, such as for children or someone with special needs.

A municipal car park is situated across the road within 80 metres of the Practice (next to/behind Spar).

Disabled access to the practice is facilitated with the existence of a ramp and hand rails. Once inside there is wheelchair access from Reception directly through to treatment room one. Room one has a widened doorway and no step.

East Devon Physio has 3 fully equipped treatment rooms and an exercise area.

You may self refer to physiotherapists but, unless you request otherwise, your GP will be informed that you are receiving treatment.

If you intend to use private insurance to pay for your treatment, a referal from your doctor may be necessary to meet the conditions of the scheme.

Yes, you can stop your treatment at any time. However, we do recommend that you complete the planned treatment course as some effects are temporary and require repeated session to have a long term impact.

If you feel the treatment is not achieving the results you anticipate, discuss this with your physiotherapist as they may be able to offer alternatives treatment to achieve your desired results.

If you do stop treatment you are welcome to return to physiotherapy when this suits you. If this period is longer than 6 weeks the physiotherapist will need to complete a full review of your initial assessment before recommencing treatment.

If the treatment is not helping you then do discuss these concerns with your physiotherapist who will discuss your progress with you throughout your treatment. It may take some time to make improvement if you have suffered with an injury for a long period of time.

If appropriate your physiotherapist may discuss your case with Senior Practitioners and will explain their recommendations to you.

If you have private health insurance you should check with your insurance company to make sure that your claim qualifies for cover before commencing treatment. It may be helpful if you are able to quote the name of the physiotherapist to be concerned with your care.

 

To discuss your needs with us please call the number below or email: info@eastdevonphysio.co.uk.