Coronavirus: physiotherapy update
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please read our advice and information before attending the service.
How do I get an appointment?
We accept referrals from health professionals. You can self-refer by calling 020 7188 5106 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before your appointment
Your appointment may last up to 90 minutes, so please allow this amount of time for your first visit. Please arrive on time. If you are late, we may not be able to see you, as this can cause delays for patients who have appointments after you.
Please wear flat and comfortable footwear.
You can bring a relative or friend with you to your appointment if you wish.
Cancelling or changing an appointment
Call us on 020 7188 5106. Please give us at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or change your appointment.
If you do not come to your appointment and haven't contacted us, we may discharge you.
What to expect at your appointment
We may ask you to complete questionnaires when you come for your first and last appointment. Please let us know if you have difficulties with this.
The physiotherapist will:
- ask you about your current activity levels and abilities
- carry out a physical assessment of your strength and fitness
- advise you how to exercise safely and progressively.
As this is a teaching hospital, students supervised by qualified staff might be involved in your care. It is valuable training for students and does not affect the quality of your treatment in any way, but please tell us if you do not want them to be present or involved. We will always respect your wishes.
After your appointment
The physiotherapist will discuss with you: