Appointments usually last between 30 and 40 minutes.
No. You can make an appointment without a referral from your GP. If on assessment we deem your condition requires medical attention we will refer you on.
We are recognised by all the major insurance companies, as we are Chartered Physiotherapists. The amount that can be claimed varies with your plan. Treatment costs are also tax deductible via a Med-1 form.
Yes, we accept all major cards.
Generally wear comfortable loose fitting clothing. We usually will need to inspect the affected area so please wear clothing that allows for this. For conditions affecting the legs, it is a good idea to bring shorts.
Our specialist skills are in hands-on treatment involving manipulation, mobilization, stretching, muscle strengthening, postural realignment and functional rehabilitation. This is labor-intensive work but all treatment is conducted on a one-to-one basis. We also utilize a variety of modalities as appropriate. These include shockwave therapy, deep tissue laser, taping, and acupuncture.
We do not have a set number of treatments for any condition – every patient is an individual. However, following your first appointment your physiotherapist will discuss the anticipated number of treatments. You will be reassessed on each visit. On average, most patients usually require 2-3 treatments.
Yes. Once your physiotherapist has identified the root cause of your condition you will be advised on steps you can take to help speed up your recovery and ultimately prevent recurrence. This may be in the form of gentle exercises or simply changing your posture.
This varies between people. Some people do experience some short term discomfort which quickly subsides. Your physiotherapist will take this into account during your treatment.
Physiotherapy is available to everyone. You do not need a doctor to refer you for private physiotherapy. Physiotherapists are primary care practitioners and act as a first point of contact for patients, just like your GP. They also accept referrals from GP’s and consultants.
Physiotherapists are experts in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of injuries and physical conditions. They look at the entire person with the aim of alleviating pain, restoring normal movement and providing long term solutions to musculoskeletal problems. Furthermore at Ratoath Physiotherapy we believe in getting the patient back to full function, meeting and exceeding patients’ goals through rehabilitation and preventative exercise prescription.
Not sure if physiotherapy is for you?
Why not give us a call on 01-6896701 and speak to one of our Chartered Physiotherapists in complete confidence. After a brief chat we can usually tell you if a physiotherapy assessment is appropriate. We can then arrange a suitable time for your initial assessment and treatment session.