First time to Physiotherapy?
Preparing for your visit...
1. A little reminder, as life is busy..
We will send a text reminder the day before your appointment to remind you of your session day and time.
2. Plan your journey :
Travelling by car? There is plenty of on street (disc) parking adjacent to us on both Leeson Park and Dartmouth Road.
Travelling by Luas? We are a 7 minute walk from Charlemont Station on the Green Line.
Travelling by Bus? We are a 2 minute walk from the N11 Bus Corridor at Leeson Street.
Travelling by Dublin Bike? We are a 2 minute walk from Station 39 at Wilton Terrace
Travelling on Foot? We are a 10 minute walk from St Stephens Green, Ranelagh, and Donnybrook.
3. Reflect on what you would like to tell us - how does your pain/injury affect you? What are your goals?
Arrive a few minutes early to clear your head and think of what you would like to tell us. We will ask you questions to help us get a clear pattern and description of your pain: how long you have had it, what makes it worse, which positions ease it etc. We will also ask about your general health and past medical history.
If you are a sportsperson we will also go into detail regarding your training schedule etc.
4. What to wear
As physiotherapists, we often conduct analysis of posture and movements of the spine, shoulders, hips etc. This typically requires us to see the body parts in question, and in this case we may ask you to undress to shorts/t-shirt, (or occasionally underwear if this is the most appropriate option), but we will always ensure that each client is comfortable with this aspect of their treatment session, and we will always explain the reasons for clothing changes, which are of course optional. You are most welcome to bring your own shorts/vest top, however we can always provide these also.
5. What to bring
If you have a referral letter from a doctor (note this is not required in order to come for physiotherapy treatment, but if you have one please bring it with you), X-ray reports or other imaging (eg MRI) reports can also be helpful but most people who attend physiotherapy will attend us as 'first contact practitioners' and will usually not have or require radiological imaging tests. We will liase with your GP or Consultant if further investigations are indicated.
Please bring your usual runners or footwear if presenting with a lower limb issue eg foot, ankle, knee or hip pain.