I have a question about my physiotherapy treatment
Why would I have private physiotherapy treatment?
Physiotherapy isn’t just for athletes or those recovering from sports injuries. In fact, it can be used to treat other common conditions, including:
- Musculoskeletal issues
- Joint pain in your back or neck
- Other overuse injuries
- Rheumatic problems
- Post-operative rehabilitation including hip and knee replacements
What happens during physiotherapy?
During the first visit to our Kent hospital, your Physiotherapist will take the time to talk to you about your condition, carry out a thorough physical examination and discuss your goals for recovery.
They’ll put together a physiotherapy treatment program, tailored to your needs, ranging from gentle mobilisations and strengthening to therapeutic pain relief and soft tissue techniques. These techniques are combined with exercises and education, to help you manage your recovery for the longer term and aim to help you to try and prevent your injury reoccurring.
What physiotherapy treatments are available?
Depending on your condition, your Physiotherapist will recommend a treatment to suit you. This could include:
- Manual therapy
- Sports massage
- Personal exercise and self-management programmes
- Breathing exercises and chest clearance techniques
How can I get a referral for physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy as a private patient
If you’re self-funding your treatment, you can refer yourself directly with no need for a letter from your GP. Book an appointment at a time to suit you by calling our Private Patient Team on 01580 242521 or by completing our online booking form.
If you’re using your private medical insurance, please follow their guidelines and contact our Private Patient Team on 01580 242521.
Physiotherapy as a Benenden Health Member
If you’re a member of Benenden Health, you’ll need a letter from your GP requesting physiotherapy treatment. Once you have your letter, you should contact Benenden Health’s Member Services on 0800 414 8100.
You may be given an appointment for a telephone consultation, during which a Physiotherapist will assess your clinical needs. This service is discretionary and, depending on the result of the assessment, you may be referred for face-to-face treatment. If that's the case, a member of our booking team will contact you to arrange an appointment with our Physiotherapist.
How much does a physiotherapy session cost?
Contact our Private Patient Team on 01580 242521 or complete our online quotation form to find out more about private physiotherapy costs in Kent.