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Tripti Gyan MCSP HCPC Reg
Chartered and State Registered Physiotherapist
Nottingham YMCA Health and Fitness
4 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 4FG (map)

Tel: 07866 464 385 (Within the UK)
Tel: +44 (0) 7866 464 385(Outside the UK)

Email: tripti@triptigyan.com

Seven questions you shouldn't be scared to ask your physiotherapist

Finding a good physio is one of the most important decisions you can make. Like any medical professional, they will be required to take some responsibility for your health and wellbeing so it is important that you consider a number of factors when choosing one.

Of course, the first priority is to ensure that they know what they are talking about and have experience in treating patients like you. However, it is equally important to have a genuine rapport and trust in your physiotherapist because good practitioners are worth building lasting relationships with. Let's face it, you don't need a textbook regurgitated at you when you turn up for an appointment. What you need is someone who cares about achieving results for you whilst representing value for money.

talking to a physiotherapist

This could mean undergoing assessments to address any new musculoskeletal problems as they crop up in order to achieve lifelong benefits, thus reducing the need for medical treatments later in life; or it could require monthly sessions to alleviate the effects of chronic conditions. Knowing that a physio is acting in your best interests is crucial. Once this relationship has been built, you'll be much more comfortable in accepting their advice.

With this in mind, it is important to get the measure of your physiotherapist during a consultation. Don't be afraid to ask pertinent questions - if the physio is a true professional they'll be happy to address any queries you may have. Here are seven of the best to get you started.

  • Are you Chartered and HCPC Registered?
  • What qualifications do you have?
  • Do you regularly attend conferences and update your skills and knowledge?
  • Do you have your updated CPR?
  • How many years have you been qualified?
  • Do you specialise in a particular demographic?
  • Do you have client testimonials I could read/speak to?

One final note: if you have specific health concerns, or if you're recovering from an injury or surgery, you might want to consider finding a physiotherapist with specialty certifications. Ask your physiotherapist or GP if they can recommend someone best suited to your needs. A recommendation not only gives you added peace of mind; it also makes it possible for your doctor or existing physiotherapist to communicate your health needs directly to their colleague. Experienced medical professionals should always be prepared to work as a team to ensure the best interests of a patient.

If you'd like to book a consultation at TG Physiotherapy Care, call us on 07866 464 385. Or find out more about our physiotherapy clinic in Nottingham on our website.