Q. What is the difference between a Sports Therapist and a Physiotherapist?
Although both professions have similarities, Sports Therapists study and specialise in musculoskeletal and sports injuries and have a sports science background. They focus more on the rehabilitation process and getting the patient back to their full fitness. Physiotherapists will generally have trained in musculoskeletal, respiratory and neurological injury, and then choose to specialise in one area.
Q. What do I need to wear to the assessment/treatment sessions?
Please dress appropriately for the appointment. Ideally this will be loose clothing, including shorts. Women should ideally also wear a sports bra (or similar) as it may be necessary to assess the areas normally covered by a t-shirt, such as the shoulders or back.
Q. How long will my appointment last?
The initial examination and assessment and treatment will take approximately 1 hour. Subsequent appointments will last between 45 mins and 1 Hour.
Q. Can children be treated?
Yes, as long as under 16’s are accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Q. What methods of payment are accepted?
We are currently only able to accept cash or cheques.
Q. Is there car parking available at the clinic?
Yes there are several car parks located within easy walking distance and also some street parking may be available.
Q. Do you offer a mobile service?
Yes, Porthcawl Injury Clinic offers a mobile service for within a 15 mile radius of Porthcawl. All treatments can be given at your house, but I will require adequate room to put up a couch, and access to a sink. There is an additional charge of £5 for this service.
Q. How often will I attend treatment?
Ultimately the choice is yours. However the therapist will advise you in their professional experience on the number of treatments you require.
Q. How quickly can I be seen?
We will endeavor to offer an appointment on the same day or within 48hrs of enquiry.