FAQs

What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a multi-faceted profession whose aim is to encourage and support the return to normal following injury, surgery, or trauma. This is achieved by taking a history of your problem, followed by a detailed examination, assessing how you are moving and establishing areas of stiffness, tightness and weakness. Based on this a diagnosis is made. The problems identified, are then addressed, using manual therapy, rehabilitation exercises and education in terms of what your problem is and how best to self-manage it. Physiotherapy is upheld by robust clinical research .

What can you treat?
All musculo-skeletal problems including:

  • Sports Injuries
    • Back pain
    • Whiplash & neck pain
    • Post operation
    • Post trauma
    • Headaches
    • Joint problems
    • Work related injuries
    • Overuse injuries
    • Ligament and muscle injuries
    • Back or pelvic pain during/post pregnancy

What treatments do you use?
• Manual Therapy
• Acupuncture
• 1:1 Gym Rehabilitation
• Core Stability Training
• Musculo-skeletal Screening for Athletes
• Posture and ergonomic advice
• Self-management techniques
• Injury Prevention strategies

Will physiotherapy hurt?
Sometimes physiotherapy can be a bit uncomfortable, but we will only work at a level that you are happy with.

How long is a physiotherapy session?
An initial session is between 45 minutes and an hour, follow up sessions take 30 minutes.

How much does physiotherapy cost?
Initial assessment and treatment costs £45 and follow up treatment £40.

What methods of payment are accepted?
Cash or cheques are accepted.

Can I use my medical insurance?
Yes, I am registered with most major insurance companies. Before coming for treatment you need to contact your insurance company and they will advise what is required to make a claim.

Do I need to bring anything with me?
In order to assess you properly it is necessary to see how your body is moving, which may involve removing some clothing. You may want to bring a pair of shorts and, for ladies, a vest top. If you wear insoles, please bring these with you. If you are a runner, please bring your running trainers.

How do I book an appointment with you?
For further information or to book a physiotherapy appointment, please contact me, Georgina Taft, by phone on 07966 305851 or by email at georginataft@aol.com.

Do I need a GP referral?
As long as you are paying yourself, you do not need a GP referral. However, if you are using medical insurance some insurance companies require a GP referral.

Where do you hold your clinics?
Clinics are held at St Pauls Medical Centre, 121 Swindon Road, Cheltenham GL50 4DP. We are up on the second floor, in St George’s Medical Centre which is within St Pauls. There is a lift.

When can you treat me?
Clinics are on Monday afternoons, Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons. Please contact me if these days and times aren’t suitable.

How many physiotherapy sessions will I need?
My aim is to get you back doing what you want to do as quickly as possible. As a general rule, the expectation is to fix you in a few physiotherapy sessions. Occasionally it may take a bit longer depending on your problem but you will always be given an idea of how many physiotherapy sessions it is expected to take. Read more about what to expect from your physiotherapy treatment.