FAQ

How long are appointments?

Appointments typically last between 30 and 40 minutes.

Is a referral from a doctor needed?

No, you can schedule an appointment with a referral.If we determine that your condition requires medical attention, we’ll refer you back to your GP.

I have Private Medical Insurance - am I covered with you?

As Chartered Physiotherapists, we are recognized by most major insurance companies. Claims vary with your plan. Treatment costs are also tax deductible via Med-1 forms.

Do you accept Laser/Credit Cards?

We accept all major credit cards.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing as we’ll examine the affected area so please wear clothing that allows for this. For leg conditions, it is a good idea to bring shorts.

What types of treatments do you perform?

Specialised, one-on-one treatments encompass a wide range of modalities including shockwave therapy, deep tissue laser, taping, and acupuncture. These are explained in the Services portion of the website, and may involve manipulation, mobilisation, stretching, muscle strengthening, postural realignment and more.

How many treatments will I need?

Because every patient’s situation and treatment plan is built for you, your physiotherapist will discuss what is anticipated after your first appointment and will be reassessed after each visit. On average, patients require 2-3 treatments.

Will I be required to do anything between treatments?

Yes. With the root cause of your condition identified, we’ll advise steps to help speed your recovery and ultimately prevent recurrence. This may be in the form of gentle exercises or simply changing your posture.

Will I experience discomfort after treatment?

This varies with the individual. Some people may experience some short-term discomfort which quickly subsides. Your physiotherapist will take this into account during your treatment and advise what to expect and how to minimise discomfort and assist healing.

Who can see a physiotherapist?

Physiotherapy is available to everyone without a doctor’s referral. Physiotherapists are primary care practitioners and act as a first point of contact for patients, just like your GP, but 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. Looking at the entire person to relieve pain, restore normal, natural movement and provide long term solutions to musculoskeletal problems.

At Ratoath Physiotherapy, our goal is returning patients to full function and exceeding patient’s goals through rehabilitation and preventative exercise prescription.

Is physiotherapy right for me?

Let’s talk about it.  Get the conversation started with a call to 01-6896701 and speak to one of our Chartered Physiotherapists in complete confidence. With a brief chat we’ll tell you if a physiotherapy assessment makes sense and arrange a convenient time for you.