After your Physiotherapy assessment, your Physiotherapist will discuss with you your diagnosis and prognosis. The prognosis refers to how long the issue will take to improve or resolve. They will also tell you the anticipated number of treatments you’re likely to need.

At Head2Toe Physio, whilst we aim to get you back doing what you want to be doing, as quickly as possible, there’s no point sending you back unprepared, too early, and likely to fail.

We see a lot of patients who have been treated elsewhere only to find the same problem happening again. Sometimes that’s because things can feel better, but the underlying issue simply hasn’t been resolved. A common example of this is runners with recurrent calf and hamstring problems. They’ve often sought medical advice and been told to rest, ice and stretch. When the pain resolves, they return to running, and find that 2 weeks later they’re limping home again.

The reason the problem started in the first place, hasn’t actually been addressed! Our aim is to build your resilience and where possible, rehab you to a level higher than the one you’ll actually need. In this case, it might involve a strength program carried out for a number of months.

Your physio reassesses you on each visit, and will progress your rehab at a safe but effective level. If despite your and our best efforts, progress plateaus or if no improvement seems apparent then your treatment will be altered appropriately or you will be referred on to a specialist.

After seeing us once, the vast majority of our patients rehab successfully, trust us, and recommend us because of this.  You’ll always get an honest appraisal of the situation.

One problem with being a Physiotherapist, is that we nearly always see you when you’re injured and seriously cheesed off. As much as we want to help you, there are some situations where we’re not the right people to be seeing you.

Over 20 years in the Physio business, has seen us build strong links with local health practitioners, doctors and surgeons. If your specific problem turns out to require a Rheumatologist, a Podiatrist, a Neurologist or an Orthopaedic surgeon, we’ll help you find the person you need to be seeing.