Please wear comfortable clothes so we can examine you properly and teach you some therapeutic exercises. As part of the examination, we may ask you to remove some of your clothes. If you don't feel comfortable doing so, that's absolutely fine, but please bring shorts and a T-shirt or vest to change into instead.
Please feel free to bring a chaperone to your appointments. This is a legal requirement with patients under 16 years of age.
Should you require an interpreter, please bring with you someone with whom you can communicate and is fluent in English. Bear in mind that this person may be given access to sensitive personal information during your appointment.
It would be helpful if you could arrive a few minutes early for your first appointment to allow yourself time to fill in a couple of forms with your contact details and any relevant medical history. You will also be asked to sign a consent form to allow the physiotherapist to assess and treat your condition. You can refuse physiotherapy at any time.
During your initial appointment, the physiotherapist will take a detailed history and provide a full examination in order to gain a good understanding of the source of your discomfort. They may ask you to perform some movements and exercises to assess your level of mobility. You may be asked to remove some of your clothing if it is covering the area of your body causing you pain.
Your physiotherapist will then formulate a treatment plan for you, which may involve massage, manual manipulation of joints, therapeutic ultrasound, and a number of exercises and stretches for you to perform at home. Any hazards related to your clinical care will be discussed with you.
Further appointments will begin by assessing any changes to your condition. Your treatment plan will then be adjusted if necessary and your physiotherapy treatment will continue. The number of sessions you need is determined by the individual, and the physiotherapist will work with you to plan your discharge.
We have no on-site car parking, but just along from the clinic approximately 200m there is a free public car park.
Unless your treatment is being funded by a private medical insurance company or via the NHS, then payment will be requested after each treatment session. We accept all major debit and credit cards, cash or cheque.
PhysioNeeds East Leake conducts a patient survey and reflects on the outcome. Appropriate changes are considered and implemented to improve the patient experience. Continual feedback from patients is welcomed and feedback forms are available at reception at all times. Otherwise, please email us with any comments you would like to make.
Should you have a complaint, we would like to hear from you straight away so that we may offer you a satisfactory explanation. Your complaint will be dealt with according to our Complaints Procedure (copies held at reception).
Patients have the right to access their own medical records. To request your records from us, please do so in writing and allow 48 hours’ notice.
PhysioNeeds East Leake has a zero tolerance policy and retains the right to remove from the practice list any patient who consistently abuses the system or any patient who is abusive towards another patient or any member of the practice team.
We offer a discounted rate* for members of the 4Life Triathlon Club, East Leake Leisure Centre, The Rushcliffe Golf Club, and Thistle Netball Club. If you would like members of your sports club or team to receive a discount on physiotherapy treatment, please email us.
*Discounts are for physiotherapy only and a valid membership card must be shown at the time of treatment. Only one discount may be applied per treatment.
PhysioNeeds East Leake comes into contact with children and vulnerable adults through a number of activities. We believe that every individual has a right to be safe. To assist us in doing this, we have a safeguarding policy in place which can be accessed here. This policy establishes a framework to support staff in their work and clarifies the Practice's expectations.