Connect Socially

TREAT | PREVENT | ENHANCE

FAQ

Below we have answered the usual questions that you might have:

If you can’t find the answer to your question in the section below, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Physiotherapy

Can physiotherapy help?

Physiotherapy can treat a wide variety of conditions. We excel at treating joints, tendons, ligaments muscles and nerves. This includes spinal pain, sports injuries, trapped nerves, sprains and strains.

Why should I choose Move Physio over other clinics?

We believe in a philosophy of you moving better to remove pain but also to prevent pain from reoccurring. We ensure you understand what movement patterns need to improve and empower you to make the changes needed. We have significant experience of helping people become pain-free and have helped people who have been in pain for some years but not found a solution with other therapists.

What should I expect from the appointment?

Your first appointment will last approximately 45-60 minutes. There will be a period of consultation to find out more about your injury after which an in-depth physical assessment will be undertaken. Before treatment, we will discuss in detail your diagnosis and how long it might take to recover from this.

How long will my treatment plan last?

It is unique to every individual and is dependent on a variety of factors. However, for most injuries, we expect to have you pain-free in 4-6 sessions. Depending on the type of injury we might suggest further sessions to prevent the injury from reoccurring, but we will discuss this with you during your sessions if it is required.

What should I wear to the session?

For the best results, certain items of clothing may need to be removed so that body parts can be observed or treated. Your therapist will guide you as to what is needed and ensure you feel comfortable at all times. If the upper body is being treated, wearing a sports bra, stretchy leisure wear or loose vest top will be ideal. For the lower body shorts, stretchy leisure wear or leggings will be required.

What injuries do you treat?

All musculoskeletal, orthopedic, sporting or neurological conditions. Examples are wry neck, tortecollis, discogenic/slipped discs, shoulder impingement, golfers/tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, dislocating ribs, pelvic pain, sacroiliac pain, hip bursitis, gluteus medius tendinopathy, hamstring tendonopathy, ligament pain/rehab, ACL rehab, knee cap (patellofemoral joint) pain, sprained ankles, achilies tendonopathy, plantarfascia pain.

Massage

Are the massage therapist's experienced?

Our massage therapists have significant International experience including working at the London Olympic games. They have extensive massage experience helping people ranging from sports people to the general population with aches and pains. Our massage therapist’s also hold medical degrees which elevates their ability and skills due to their in-depth anatomical knowledge.

What should I wear to the session?

For the best results, certain items of clothing may need to be removed so that body parts can be observed or treated. Your therapist will guide you as to what is needed and ensure you feel comfortable at all times. If the upper body is being treated, wearing a sports bra/top, stretchy leisure wear or loose vest top will be ideal. For the lower body, shorts are required to enable the therapist to massage your thighs. During the session you will be covered with towels to keep your body parts covered and warm.

What length of massage should I choose?

It comes down to personal preference but the duration can relate to the number of body parts that you want treated:

Less than three (e.g. neck and shoulders) = 30 minutes

Three to six (e.g. neck, shoulder and back) = 60 minute

Six or more (e.g. lower body and upper body) = 90 minute

That being said if it is your first massage with us, a 60 minute session would be useful as the masseuse will need time to understand where the tighter areas of your muscles/body are.

How firm is the massage?

The massages at Move Physio tend to be firm in nature. The firmness does vary though. Communication is key to this – our masseuse will ensure that they check in with you during the massage to ensure it is at the most desirable level. It should feel slightly painful in places but not unbearable which will make sure that physiological changes will occur to make your muscles relax.

Do I need to do anything before or after?

Yes.

We advise you not to eat a meal 2 hours prior to the massage. Drinking prior to the session is fine.

After the session we strongly advise to rehydrate and be careful if you intend to drink alcohol shortly after the session as the effects will be stronger.

Classes

How many people in a class?

There will only be a maximum of four people in a class.

If I miss a class, do I forfeit the session?

No, unless you do not provide us with 24 hour notice.

What is the cancellation policy?

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy in place. If you can let us know ASAP and we can rearrange your session.

Do I have to use my sessions within a "term-time"?

No, you do not have to use your sessions within a certain time frame. We believe that once you have paid for a session you have the right to use it whenever you want.

Do I need to bring my own equipment?

We have everything you need at the studio, but you are welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer.

What should I wear?

Anything comfortable, which you can move and stretch in easily. Classes are done in bare feet or non-slip socks.

Do you offer gift cards?

Yes, please contact us directly so that we can organise it for you.

Can I attend classes if I am pregnant?

Every person is different and we advise you to give us a call to discuss what classes will be suitable for you. However, if you have been practising yoga/pilates prior to being pregnant the classes will be suitable for you up to 18 weeks. It is important you let the teacher know that you are pregnant when attending each class.

What if I have an injury?

Please advise the teacher if you have an injury so that they can ensure it doesn’t become aggravated. Why don’t you book an appointment with one of our physio’s if it is hindering you in the class?

Running Technique

What is a "Biomechanical Analysis"?

This is where we video you running on a treadmill and, using a specialist running software system, analyse your running technique. We will breakdown what you are doing well, what you can improve on and how this will help you achieve your goals.

Do you retrain on a treadmill or outdoors?

We retrain our clients on a treadmill for a number of reasons. We can:

  • analyse your technique better,
  • easily adapt the running resistance to impart a specific training effect,
  • train at any time of day/night.

However, we do complete one outdoor session during the Introduction program and two outdoor sessions during the Complete program to ensure that you adapt the technique to an outdoor environment.

I m nervous of running on treadmills, can we train outside only?

Feel free to get in touch with us and we can discuss this in-depth and find a solution.

My child is not running/moving "normally" can you help?

Movement development can differ from child to child especially after growth spurts as the child has to adapt to co-ordinating longer limbs.

We take pride in helping children develop and get back their confidence in their movement. We work closely with children from the age of six to develop their movement and running ability no matter their ability.

I have been running in my style for many years, is it possible to change it?

Of course you can! Whether you are a beginner or elite athlete technique can be changed and should be constantly developed, just like any skill. Similar to any other skill, it can be taught at any age and needs to be practised.

To supplement the running technique, you will have running specific exercises that will address your specific weaknesses. This will improve your running control and strength which are vital elements to quality running technique.

I have an injury that reoccurs when I run, can you help?

Definitely! Inefficient running biomechanics can increase the risk of injury. Your running biomechanics could be overloading certain areas of your body and will need to be addressed.

You will achieve a pain-free status through a combination of addressing your technique and muscular weaknesses/flexibility issues.

We might advise you to have a physiotherapy assessment if we require a multidisciplinary approach but this will be analysed on a case by case basis.

Feel free to get in touch if you want to talk about your specific case.

Online Booking

I can't find the product in the online booking system?

We try to ensure that our client’s have access to online booking for as many services as possible. However, some services cannot be booked online and you will need to contact us directly via email or telephone.