Physiotherapy FAQs

Physio Questions - Questions about Physiotherapy

Is my Physiotherapist Chartered?

Yes, Physiotherapists at Inishowen Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic are registered members of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy. This means the have at least a BSc in Physiotherapy and hold the letters MISCP.

Do I need to be referred by my GP?

No referral is necessary to see a Chartered Physiotherapist. However, when required we will contact your GP to update them with your condition and progress.

When can I get an appointment?

Our opening hours in Carndonagh is from 8am – 6pm. We are also open on Saturdays from 10:00 until 3:00. We will endeavour to get you an appointment that is most convenient to you. If you are flexible with your time we can usually accommodate you within 24 hours. Book Online Today.

How long does a standard appointment last?

Most appointments last approximately 40-45 minutes. This can vary depending on the extent of your problem.

What do I need to bring to my appointments?

On initial examination, it is helpful to bring any scans related to your problem, a list of your current medications, and if you have been referred from your GP / Consultant, your referral letter. Comfortable clothing is also advised as you may be asked to remove items of clothing to fully assess your problem.

Will I have to do anything in between physiotherapy sessions?

In the majority of cases, yes. Most conditions will require you to do certain exercises or you may require a short rest period. You will be given exercises on your first appointment. These will be progressed as is required. Remember, the more diligent you are with the advice given by your physiotherapist the more likely it is that you will make a speedy recovery!

How do I pay?

We accept payment by cash or by cheque. You will be required to pay at the end of each session. We run accounts for certain companies and clubs, however this needs to be set up in advance and can be arranged by contacting Inishowen Physiotherapy.

Can I claim back from my Health Insurer / Tax?

In most cases you can claim back from your health insurer. We strongly advise that you consult with your health insurer to clarify your exact level of cover. Remember you can also claim back through your tax. There is no excess due for this and you can claim back 20% of your costs after you have claimed through your health provider. This can be done through the MED1 form, download the MED1 form now.