Hello. We use cookies on this website
to help us and our partners improve
your browsing experience. More Info
Manage Cookies Close

Not everyone knows about the benefits of physiotherapy, which is why we have put together some FAQs

If you can’t see the answer to your question on this page, give us a call, we're always happy to answer your queries about physiotherapy and treatments available.

 Image showing a man receiving physiotherapy during treatment sessions
 Image showing blue bow with text including physiotherapy FAQs and treatment sessions available from Farrell Physiotherapy  Image showing white down arrow to assist with site navigation

I’m not sure if I need a physiotherapist?

That’s easy, if you're not sure, then just give us a call.This allows us to determine whether or not you would benefit from seeing us. Following our conversation, if it is decided that physiotherapy would work for you, we can arrange an appointment for you straight away. If physiotherapy is not for you, we will aim to point you in the right direction so your problem can be investigated and resolved as soon as possible.

What happens in the treatment sessions?

Treatments will vary from person to person as our sessions are tailored to suit your individual needs. Your first session will include a thorough assessment. After successful diagnosis and explanation of the problem, we will discuss a treatment plan with you to ensure successful treatment of the injury or pain in question. Physiotherapy usually includes manual therapy (“hands on” treatment) and possibly ultrasound if required. Your therapist will design a specific exercise programme for you and provide important advice to help resolve your symptoms, increase function and cure the cause.

What happens next?

During your initial consultation, we will discuss a treatment plan with you. Further sessions, if required, may involve joint mobilisation, soft tissue massage, joint manipulation, ultrasound, postural correction, exercises for you to complete at home or the gym as well as preventative advice and self-management techniques.

What happens if physiotherapy treatment doesn't help me?

If your condition is not improving after 2 weeks we will refer you to your G.P. for further investigations such as X-Ray or blood tests or to a specialist consultant for an MRI scan. We have close connections with some of the best orthopaedic and spinal surgeons in the area. For more information, please contact us directly.

What should I wear?

Wear what makes you feel comfortable. If you're not sure, just give us a call before your appointment. If we need to treat hips or knees then shorts are advisable, however, if we need to treat your neck, back or shoulders it would be good if you could wear a top that allows access to those areas if necessary.

How long does a physiotherapy treatment
session last?

This varies between patients. Typically sessions last for 30 minutes, however, if required, longer sessions can be arranged.

Will it hurt?

We will always aim to make your treatment as comfortable as possible, however, under certain circumstances, more intense pressure and treatment techniques may be required. You will be forewarned and at any time can opt to cease treatment if it is too painful. If you have any queries regarding treatment techniques, please give us a call.

Do we accept private health/ medical insurance?

Yes we do. We now deal with all major private health insurance companies and are pleased to be a BUPA recognised provider. Anyone with BUPA Healthcare can be seen at our clinic. If you have any queries regarding physiotherapy and your health insurance, please contact us directly.

 Image showing physiotherapy clinic and ultrasound machine
 White box with information on physiotherapy treatment sessions at Farrell Physiotherapy in Essex

Don't be shy. If you're not too sure about the best treatment or want to find out more, contact us on 01245 615 051 or send us an

 Image showing blue box with text information regarding treatment sessions available at Farrell Physiotherapy in Chelmsford

Farrell Physiotherapy
Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre
Victoria Road

01245 615 051
07980 898 212
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 6am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 12noon
Sunday: Closed

Professional logos for Physio First, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Essex County Cricket Board

© hibu (UK) Limited  .  All rights reserved.  Conditions of use |Privacy Policy |Cookie Policy

01245 615 051

07980 898 212

Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre
Victoria Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1FG

Monday - Friday: 6am - 9pm
Saturday: 9am - 12noon

Same day and emergency
appointments available