This is a list of questions that patients often ask, otherwise please phone on 01371 810681 or email at claire@gbpp.co.uk

Who benefits from physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy helps people of all ages and following an initial full assessment, an individual treatment plan is agreed for the patient. For musculoskeletal conditions the main aim is usually to restore normal movement and speed recovery by reducing pain, stiffness/muscle weakness and restoring confidence.

How does Physiotherapy and Acupuncture differ from other forms of "alternative" therapies?

Physiotherapists and acupuncturists use treatments that are evidence based practice with a sound base of research.

How do I know my Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist is fully qualified?

Physiotherapists must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) for acupuncture practitioners. This ensures they have undergone the approved qualifying training of 3 to 4 years, undertake regular courses to maintain the conditions of their registration and are insured. You may check the HCPC and CSP and AACP registration by using the following links

Alternatively please ask for registration numbers for each of the above.

Do I need a doctor to refer me for Physiotherapy treatment?

No, anyone can refer themselves for private physiotherapy treatment. However if you intend to use private health insurance to pay for your treatment, they may request a GP referral, so please check your policy.

How long is the wait for an appointment?

Usually an appointment can be offered within 48 hours.

What should I wear for my first appointment?

Please wear comfortable clothing which can be adjusted or removed easily so that the affected area can be assessed and treated. Underwear is kept on.

Do I need to bring anything with me to my first appointment?

You will be asked to complete a form with your details and medications list. Please bring any xray or scan reports. If you are claiming from Bupa, please obtain an authorisation code, the number of sessions allocated and check if you have any excess. For other insurance companies, please settle by cash or cheque and a receipt will be given to claim back from your company.

How long will my appointment last?

The initial appointment is 60 minutes and follow ups are up to 45 mins.

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To book an appointment or for more information please:

01371 810681


Great Bardfield Physiotherapy and Acupuncture Practice, Lyndale, Mill Rd, Great Bardfield, Essex CM7 4QG

Assessments and treatments are provided for conditions such as:

  • Back and Neck pain.
  • Sports injuries strains, sprains and bruises.
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • RSI, repetitive sprain injuries
  • Arthritis and rheumatism
  • Pre and post operative surgical rehabilitation
  • Post fracture stiffness
  • Post joint replacement rehabilitation

Claire Oldroyd is a qualified Acupuncturist as a separate therapy.

This is especially useful for:

  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis/joint pains, including neck and low back pain
  • Tension

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