How do you choose the right Therapist?
What is the point of the first consultation?
Why do they ask so many questions?
How do I know they are insured?
Is it confidential what we talk about and my treatment ?
These are questions that even if they don’t ask out loud, people will be asking themselves, I know I did.
Choosing a practitioner
It is important to choose a Qualified Sports Injury Therapist or Qualified Massage Therapist, that has undertaken all the necessary training, to understand the theory and practice of Injury Therapy or Massage Therapy .
When I was seeing the physiotherapist from the NHS, I did not question, they were the Physiotherapist, but when it was the end of my allotted treatment entitlement.
I was still suffering and I had not progressed I knew I needed help, but that question of who do you ask came about. I was lucky, in the fact that my friend recommended a therapist that treated all the dancers at a dance club she went to , otherwise I would have been lost .
When you’re in pain and need help, you get frustrated and everything becomes a chore. You just want someone to take away the pain and sort you out with the least fuss and messing about as possible.
The first consultation is to establish the way forward and to astatine any facts that are relevant to your problem, normally when I go to the Doctor it is a quick in and out and direct to the point, no deviations , let’s face it they don’t have that much time and they are under so much pressure.
So sitting and chatting for ½ an hour seemed a waste of time at first then I realised, it was not , so much was established and by the end of the session I could see that I could progress and we had put together a plan of action.
My questions were answered about insurance and if the therapist knew what they were doing, I felt comfortable I knew he was insured, how long he had been established.
The training he had done, the organisations he was associated with and that I was seeing the right person, yes it was confidential and treatment began.
It is important to anyone these days that if you are having treatment for rehabilitation after injury or you suffer from and ongoing condition such as arthritis or any muscular skeletal problem or just needing a massage, be it Aromatherapy, Hot stones or Deep tissue Sports massage, in my case I needed Neuromuscular Manipulation and Injury Therapy, you need to get The right therapist for the job.
Your therapist will get to know you, they will know what contraindications to look for during your treatment, they can advise you of these things.
That’s why a One –To- One is so important. It is this sort of things that they are taught during their course; There are, some great therapists out there, with some good qualifications and it is so important to know your therapist and trust them.
Please don’t risk going to anyone who has not got any as they may also not have the insurance either.
REMEMBER THIS IS YOUR BODY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT.
At Getfitstayfit Norfolk. We have all the Insurance, Qualifications Experience, Training,
WE CARE ABOUT ALL OUR CLIENTS THEY KNOW US AND TRUST US.
MAKE SURE YOUR THERAPIST CAN SAY THE SAME.