Frequently asked questions

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is the treatment and prevention of physical injuries and movement problems. Education and prevention measures help patients gain the highest possible level of independent function.    

Should I see a physiotherapist?

Some common problems where physiotherapy can be helpful include:  

  • Neck and low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Post-operative conditions, for example ligament reconstructions and joint replacements.
  • Tennis elbow
  • Repetitive strain injuries  

In short, all musculoskeletal injuries or painful conditions!   Advance Physiotherapy offers a free 15 minute telephone consultation. If you have any doubts call or message on 676606825 or email

What do I wear to physiotherapy?

Dress comfortably. You are welcome to bring your own shorts or gym kit. For running injuries, please bring your trainers.    

What training and accreditation do physiotherapists have?

Physiotherapists must complete degree level training and meet strict professional standards to be able to practice. Tony has completed postgraduate training in physiotherapy and sports physiotherapy in the UK. He is member of the UK’s Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), as well as a member of the Colegio de Fisioterapeutes de Catalunya (Colegio no. 13071).    

What should I expect on my first visit?

On your first visit your physiotherapist reviews your injury or condition and plans a treatment program for you. This includes the following:    

  • Questions about your present condition and health history.
  • Physical examination to assess your injury or condition. This can sometimes temporarily increase your pain.
  • Review of your assessment findings with a recommended treatment plan
  • Your treatment plan may include customized exercises, manual therapy, dry needling or any of the treatments listed in our treatment section 

What questions will I be asked?

Various questions about your condition and how it occurred are asked. This will help the physiotherapist understand your condition better. They may ask you for information about:    

  • The nature of the pain, such as location and intensity you are currently experiencing or have had in the  past.
  • Your personal and family history.
  • Medications you are taking.
  • Treatments you have had recently or in the past.
  • The physical requirements of your job, lifestyle or leisure activities that may affect your condition or treatment.