What to expect when you come for Physiotherapy

Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment time to allow any necessary paperwork to be filled out.

In Aviemore Julie’s clinic is in Dalfaber Golf and Country Club, please let the reception staff at the front desk know you have arrived and take a seat in the restaurant area next the swimming pool/ gym. Julie will come to meet you at your specific appointment time.

In Inverness Julie’s clinic is based from the Center for Complementary Therapies, ┬áplease let the reception staff know you have arrived and take a seat in the waiting area.

On your first appointment Julie will ask a number of questions regarding the nature of your injury, how it is affecting you personally and a bit about yourself as an individual. This will give Julie an idea about yourself as an individual and what you may be trying to get back to following this injury ie a 10km race next week or back to gardening with friends.

Any information shared is kept in the strictest of confidence and will not be discussed with external parties without patient permission ie a GP or Orthopaedic Consultant. You will also be asked to sign and date a consent form prior to your initial assessment taking place.

Following your initial assessment Julie will use the latest evidence based techniques to address the underlying problem, this will range from manual therapy, strength and conditioning, taping, electrotherapy amongst others. Please refer to Treatment for a full list of services provided.

Please bring a pair of shorts and any relevant footwear.

If a patient is under 16 years old a parent or guardian is necessary to sit in on the appointment. Equally if an over 16 year old patient would like a partner/friend to attend that is not a problem.

If at any stage during the treatment you are feeling uncomfortable or are in increasing pain please make Julie aware.

Physiotherapy does not have to hurt to be effective!!