FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST?
A chartered physiotherapist is a qualified member of their professional body, the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy (ISCP). A Chartered Physiotherapist is a university graduate with hospital-based training who has comprehensive knowledge of how the body works, along with specialist training in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle and joint pain. When you choose a physiotherapist who is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered physiotherapists (ISCP), you’ll enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that they are a part of Ireland’s only professional body within its field.
It is your guarantee that they have been trained to the highest academic and professional standards – and also that they continue to keep abreast of emerging trends and developments through a programme of Continuous Professional Development.
Choosing a Chartered Physiotherapist assures you that your chosen practitioner is fully committed to upholding the highest standards of medical and ethical standards.
WHAT CONDITIONS DO YOU TREAT?
We treat a wide range of conditions from sporting injuries such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee injuries, shoulder instability, hip and groin problems to non sporting injuries such as frozen shoulder, back pain, neck pain, arthritis. We can help pre and post surgery (whether that's an ACL reconstruction, shoulder stabilisation, spinal surgery, hip replacement or knee replacement). We also provide individuals and teams with functional screening to help highlight any areas of weakness, that may contribute to injury.
DO I NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL?
While we welcome referrals from your GP or Consultant, it is not necessary to have a referral to attend physiotherapy.
WHAT TYPES OF HEALTH INSURANCE DO YOU ACCEPT?
As Chartered Physiotherapists the Physiotherapists at Movement Room Physiotherapy are recognised by all major insurers. Depending on your policy you may be entitled to partial or full reimbursement for physiotherapy sessions.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO A PHYSIOTHERAPY APPOINTMENT
We advise you wear clothes you are comfortable in, that will allow you to move the area being assessed. We often need to see the injured area so for back/ lower limb injuries, it is useful to have a pair of shorts with you to change into. For back/ shoulder injuries, we may ask you to take your top off, if you are comfortable with that, females may prefer to wear a sports bra/ Tank top. If your injury relates to foot/ ankle it can be useful to bring your sports footwear/ boots etc with you to the consultation.
CAN I CLAIM TAX BACK ?
You can claim 20% back on all medical expenses which include Physiotherapy sessions. See revenue.ie for more information.