FREQUENTLY

ASKED QUESTIONS

Answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

If the information you are looking for cant be found on this page then please get in contact with Salveo Physiotherapy here.

WHERE IS SALVEO PHYSIOTHERAPY

LOCATED?

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Salveo Physiotherapy is located at the 

Barefoot Studio

Unit 50 Vale Business Park, Llandow, Cowbridge, CF71 7PF

We also have a clinic at 

Western Vale Family Practise

Cowbridge Health Centre, The Broad Shoard, Cowbridge, CF71 7DA

WHERE IS

SALVEO PHYSIOTHERAPY

LOCATED?

IS THERE PARKING?

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IS THERE PARKING?

There is plenty of free parking outside the clinic at both locations

DO I NEED TO BE REFERRED TO PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR EITHER WOMEN'S HEALTH OR MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY?

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DO I NEED TO BE REFERRED TO PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR EITHER WOMEN'S HEALTH OR MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY?

No – no referral is needed for you to attend Salveo Physiotherapy. You can book an appointment without needing to consult with anyone. We are however - also happy to receive referrals but they are not necessary for you to attend.

WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR?

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WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR?

Wear whatever you would like to wear that you feel comfortable in. On occasion you may be asked to remove an item of clothing such as your top if you are needing to have your shoulder assessed, if however this makes you feel uncomfortable - please say and we can work around clothing.

If an internal assessment is needed there will be privacy for you to undress your lower half and your modesty will be maintained throughout the assessment.

WILL MY ISSUES BE DISCUSSED WITH ANYONE?

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No…you can be reassured that whatever is discussed in your session will be kept highly confidential. If a discussion with a doctor / consultant is necessary, your permission will always be sought first.

WILL MY ISSUES BE

DISCUSSED WITH ANYONE?

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

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HOW MANY SESSIONS

WILL I NEED?

We understand that everyone is different and that no one treatment will work exactly the same with each person. Everyone is treated individually, however generally; 4-5 sessions are usually needed.

We do not agree with clinicians who advise people that they need to come back for years for 'maintenance treatment' . We feel it is unethical and always strive to fully resolve an issue or teach you how to continue to manage an ongoing problem.

 

If we feel you need further investigations - we will always consult with you regarding this and write to the necessary clinicians. 

WONT IT BE EMBARRASSING IF I NEED AN INTERNAL ASSESSMENT?

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At Salveo Physiotherapy we understand that often the issues you are attending with have been held close to your chest and often not discussed with anyone else. Please be reassured that nothing you will say will surprise, shock or embarrass us. Talking about vaginas, toileting habits, sexual issues pain etc. is what we specialise in…so please don’t be afraid to talk openly with us!

WONT IT BE EMBARRASSING
IF
I NEED AN INTERNAL

ASSESSMENT?

WHY MAY I NEED AN INTERNAL ASSESSMENT? 

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WHY MAY I NEED AN INTERNAL ASSESSMENT? 

An internal examination is an important part of our Women's health physiotherapy assessment as it allows us to understand what is happening with your muscles and tissues. This, along with extensive questioning about your gynaecological history, pelvic floor function and habits will allow for the best diagnosis of the cause and treatment of your symptoms.

WILL IT HURT?

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WILL IT HURT?

While doing an internal assessment you can stop or pause at any time. As Physiotherapists we have extensive experience in palpation and manual therapy skills and so we can work with you to make the assessment as comfortable as possible. We are often told that our assessments are far less uncomfortable than having a smear test.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANT MAKE MY APPOINTMENT?

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We require 24 hours’ notice if you are unable to make your appointment. It’s common for us to have people on a waiting list, so cancelling with enough notice allows others to receive much needed treatment. In the event that you need to cancel and can’t get through to speak to someone, please leave a message on our answering machine. In the event of a late cancellation or non-attendance a fee will apply.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I

CANT MAKE MY APPOINTMENT?

WHAT IF I CANT GET CHILDCARE, CAN I BRING MY BABY?

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WHAT IF I CANT GET CHILDCARE, CAN I BRING MY BABY?

We understand at Salveo Physiotherapy that often women are attending following childbirth so please don’t be afraid to bring your baby with you if you need to.

We are parents to young children and fully understand the difficulties with childcare at times. You are welcome to attend with your children if necessary.

HOW MUCH WILL I PAY FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICE AT SALVEO PHYSIOTHERAPY? 

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HOW MUCH WILL I PAY FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES AT SALVEO PHYSIOTHERAPY?

For pricing of our services please visit our prices section under what is physiotherapy or click here