Frequently Asked Questions

Paul Scheepers
Paul Scheepers
10. April, 2024
Very happy,helped me with a groin issue,always on time
David Boulden
David Boulden
7. March, 2024
I would definitely recommend Thorpes,very professional and I had a quick recovery.????
Lorissa Rambridge
Lorissa Rambridge
29. February, 2024
Dear Louise and Dominic, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the incredible support and guidance I have received during my physiotherapy journey. Louise, thank you, you prepared me for surgery to repair my ACL. I felt confident and reassured by your guidance and your support, you challenged me which really helped prepare me for my post-surgery rehab. Post surgery I was under the care of Dominic, and during our first session I uttered the words, "Am I ever going to walk again?", you gave me a clear progression pathway which helped me navigate and overcome each challenging exercise. Your knowledge and expertise reassured me and kept me determined to keep pushing forward. Exceptional professionals!!
Harry Gerngross
Harry Gerngross
13. February, 2024
Very impressed with professional advice and treatment received from Claire Richards which has improved my injury problem. Also a mention for Jane - your receptionist - who I find to be polite and helpful. I will be signing up for 3 x hydrotherapy sessions towards mid March. Thank you for your help.
Patricia Mcneilly
Patricia Mcneilly
30. January, 2024
I’ve been in extreme lower back pain.Advised by Johnathan to see Anna.To date have had an initial consultation & one session with her. She is very mindful & sensitive to the pain that I’m experiencing & appreciates how disabling it’s making my everyday life. Together we’re working on getting my problem resolved. I’m seeing her privately & still have more appointments to attend.All the Thorpes staff are very helpful, attentive & organised. Would thoroughly recommend Thorpes for any physiotherapy.
kevin young
kevin young
27. December, 2023
Very professional, friendly service. Good communication throughout.
Caroline Paxton
Caroline Paxton
24. November, 2023
Very thorough and good service. Really helped my recovery from back surgery
Lyn Parker
Lyn Parker
11. October, 2023
I’m so glad I had my appointment on 26/09/23 as you were amazing. You gave me a letter to take to A&E as I may of had CES. I did indeed. I had a spine operation on that Friday. Thank you for being so professional and looking after me.
James Clinker
James Clinker
5. October, 2023
The place was very easy to find and car parking was available. The administration was good regarding the appointments with reminder messages. My problem was soon diagnosed by the physiotherapist with a good explanation of what was going on. I was given ultrasound treatment and advice on appropriate exercises to carry out. I strongly recommend Thorpes Physiotherapy.

Do you have a waiting list?

No, we try to be as flexible as we can with our working hours.  We believe that quick access is crucial to a faster recovery.

How long does a treatment take?

We allow between 30 and 45 minutes for each appointment although your first visit may be longer if the assessment is complicated.

Do I need to see a doctor first?

No, chartered physiotherapists are autonomous professionals and are trained in assessing and diagnosing physical problems. If we feel we need more information or feel you may need medical investigations we will ask to contact your GP.  If you have private medical insurance you should contact them before attending physiotherapy as they may require a referral from your doctor to validate your case.

How many treatments will I need?

This is very variable and not always easy to predict on the first treatment. As a general rule the longer you have had a problem the longer it takes to sort out but six visits is about average.

How often will I need to come?

Your condition could fall into one of the following categories:

a) You may be able to manage yourself after just one session with advice on how to exercise.

b) Some conditions respond best if seen twice a week at first to build on the healing response.

c) If you need to build up muscles by specific exercises it may be best to give you 2 to 3 weeks practice then review and progress the regime.

d) Some people with an underlying problem come for a regular session about once a month to help keep control of the condition.

Whichever category you are in remember that we can advise from our training and experience but it is your body and always your decision.

Do physiotherapists perform manipulation?

Yes, we are fully qualified to perform manipulation and use it when clinically appropriate.  Jonathan Smith teaches manipulations on the Society of Orthopaedic Medicine courses he lectures on.

Paul Scheepers
Paul Scheepers
10. April, 2024
Very happy,helped me with a groin issue,always on time
David Boulden
David Boulden
7. March, 2024
I would definitely recommend Thorpes,very professional and I had a quick recovery.????
Lorissa Rambridge
Lorissa Rambridge
29. February, 2024
Dear Louise and Dominic, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the incredible support and guidance I have received during my physiotherapy journey. Louise, thank you, you prepared me for surgery to repair my ACL. I felt confident and reassured by your guidance and your support, you challenged me which really helped prepare me for my post-surgery rehab. Post surgery I was under the care of Dominic, and during our first session I uttered the words, "Am I ever going to walk again?", you gave me a clear progression pathway which helped me navigate and overcome each challenging exercise. Your knowledge and expertise reassured me and kept me determined to keep pushing forward. Exceptional professionals!!
Harry Gerngross
Harry Gerngross
13. February, 2024
Very impressed with professional advice and treatment received from Claire Richards which has improved my injury problem. Also a mention for Jane - your receptionist - who I find to be polite and helpful. I will be signing up for 3 x hydrotherapy sessions towards mid March. Thank you for your help.
Patricia Mcneilly
Patricia Mcneilly
30. January, 2024
I’ve been in extreme lower back pain.Advised by Johnathan to see Anna.To date have had an initial consultation & one session with her. She is very mindful & sensitive to the pain that I’m experiencing & appreciates how disabling it’s making my everyday life. Together we’re working on getting my problem resolved. I’m seeing her privately & still have more appointments to attend.All the Thorpes staff are very helpful, attentive & organised. Would thoroughly recommend Thorpes for any physiotherapy.
kevin young
kevin young
27. December, 2023
Very professional, friendly service. Good communication throughout.
Caroline Paxton
Caroline Paxton
24. November, 2023
Very thorough and good service. Really helped my recovery from back surgery
Lyn Parker
Lyn Parker
11. October, 2023
I’m so glad I had my appointment on 26/09/23 as you were amazing. You gave me a letter to take to A&E as I may of had CES. I did indeed. I had a spine operation on that Friday. Thank you for being so professional and looking after me.
James Clinker
James Clinker
5. October, 2023
The place was very easy to find and car parking was available. The administration was good regarding the appointments with reminder messages. My problem was soon diagnosed by the physiotherapist with a good explanation of what was going on. I was given ultrasound treatment and advice on appropriate exercises to carry out. I strongly recommend Thorpes Physiotherapy.

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