FAQ

What is a chartered physiotherapist?
The title “Physiotherapist” alone is not evidence of a formal qualification in Physiotherapy. All chartered physiotherapists will have undergone an intensive three or four year degree and will have done many hours of supervised clinical practice before they graduate.

The title “Chartered Physiotherapist” and the initials MISCP indicate that a physiotherapist is a member of the professional regulating body, the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP).

It is mandatory to complete continuing professional development (CPD) in order to retain membership of the ISCP.   Chartered Physiotherapists thus have the high level of education, knowledge and experience needed to give a high quality and effective service to patients. Physiotherapists apply research outcomes and evidence based techniques to treat injuries and help patients get back in motion.

What should I expect at my first visit?
At the initial treatment session, the physiotherapist will take a detailed account of the problem, followed by a physical examination in order to make a clinical diagnosis. The most appropriate treatment will be discussed and given at your first appointment. You will be advised on the estimated recovery time and self management for a speedy return to full fitness.

What should I wear for treatment?
Dress comfortably in loose fitting clothes. The physiotherapist will need to see the affected body part.

If your lower limb is the injured area, we will supply shorts, or you can bring your own pair to wear.

Will I have to do exercises?
This really depends on the problem, but in most cases corrective exercises will be prescribed. This facilitates long term resolution of pain and injuries, and encourages patients to get involved in their own recovery.

How long does a physiotherapy treatment take?
Treatment sessions last approximately 30 minutes.

Do you know how many treatments I will need?
At Wicklow Physiotherapy Clinic we aim to keep the treatments to a minimum whilst assisting in the rehabilitation and self help advice.   After your initial assessment your physiotherapist will be able to give you an estimate of the expected number of visits.

Do I need a GP referral?
No it is not necessary to have a GP referral to attend physiotherapy.   It is useful to bring in a copy of any X-Ray, MRI or ultrasound  reports that you have so we can keep a copy in your chart for reference.

How much does a visit cost?
An initial physiotherapy consultation which involves a detailed assessment and treatment costs sixty euro.  Follow up  physiotherapy sessions costs fifty five euro.   Women’s Health initial assessments are longer in duration and cost ninety euro.

Is Wicklow Physiotherapy Clinic covered by Private Health Insurance?
We are recognised by all the major insurance companies, VHI, Quinn and Aviva. All policies and insurers differ in how much they cover,   we therefore advise that you check with your own insurance provider.   We will provide receipts for all your treatment sessions and your invoices can then be submitted to your health insurer in order to provide remuneration.

Whatever you cannot claim back from your health insurance provider can be claimed back on the Med 1 Form available on the Revenue Online website www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/forms/med1.pdf

Is there parking available?
Yes there is a car park outside of the clinic.  

How do I get to Wicklow Physiotherapy Clinic?
Wicklow Physiotherapy Clinic is located in the Wicklow Primary Healthcare Centre, Port Road, Knockrobin.  We are on the ground floor past the coffee shop on the left hand side.

Directions From the Main Street: Driving North:
Drive straight through the main street going past The Grand Hotel on the left, through the pedestrian lights, past Tesco on your right, through a set of pedestrian lights and a set of traffic lights.  Follow the road under the Bridge until you come to another set of lights. Take a right hand turn at the lights, you will see the Wicklow Primary Healthcare Centre on your left, turn left into the centre and follow the road up to the front of the building where there is ample parking.

Directions from the M11:Driving North:

At junction 17 take the exit for Rathnew/Glenealy/Rathdrum onto the R772.  At the first roundabout take the 3rd exit.  At the next roundabout take the 1st exit, drive approximately one and a half kilometres and at the next roundabout take the 1st exit. Turn right at the junction, turn right at Rathnew main street. Drive south in the direction of Wicklow Town.   Go past the graveyard on your right, then drive straight through a set of lights.  At the next junction take a left you will see the Wicklow Primary Healthcare Centre on your left.  Drive up the hill the entrance to the Wicklow Primary Healthcare Centre is on the left, follow the road from the entrance up to the front of the building where there is ample parking.

Directions From The M11: Driving South
At junction 16 take the R772 exit signed Wicklow (North)/Rathnew.  At the roundabout take the 1st exit.  Continue in to Rathnew, going through the village.  Follow the road past the graveyard on your right, then drive straight through a set of lights.  At the next junction take a left you will see the Wicklow Primary Healthcare Centre on your left.  Drive up the hill the entrance to the Wicklow Primary Healthcare Centre is on the left, follow the road from the entrance up to the front of the building where there is ample parking.

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