Physio, How much would you expect to pay?

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08/05/2013 at 11:46

Hi all,

  I'm not shaking off an injury in which the Doctor said would clear up. I have a marathon end of June. If I ask to see a Physio through NHS it probably won't be until the middle of December

I was wondering how much I'd have to fork out to see a Physio? I haven't a clue

08/05/2013 at 11:52

Mine's £35 per 40 minute session if you pay yourself, a little more if you're using an insurance policy.

08/05/2013 at 11:57

£48 for an hour

08/05/2013 at 12:02

depends where you live, where their office/clinic is, and what their overheads are. I've paid £50 for a 30 min session in the centre of london before, because I was desperate and it was convenient to get to from work. They'll charge as much as they can get away with.

08/05/2013 at 12:04

Hmm a one off at any of the rates above wouldn't be too bad but if you have to return a few times it could get a bit crazy?

Do you guys pay for what you get IE if the meeting only takes 20 minutes will you still pay for your hour or 40 minutes etc?

08/05/2013 at 12:10

You tend to pay for the session.

08/05/2013 at 12:11

Worth shopping about cos some have specialisms. You need smeone who understands running.

Pudge    pirate
08/05/2013 at 12:14

£35 for an hour.  This is oop North though.

08/05/2013 at 12:27

Try the NHS. I've been seen within a week, as has Mrs CB. If it doesn't look like a quick referral then shop around.

08/05/2013 at 12:27

Really varies, wherever you are. I have one very good physio, who also runs training for my club, and she's about £30 an hour, which is pretty good for Olde Londone Towne.

08/05/2013 at 12:40

Cheers guys, down here I cant see a Physion without going through my doctor. They are as slow as a week in jail down here!

08/05/2013 at 12:54

Physio, How much would you expect to pay?

'The Earth'!

08/05/2013 at 13:07

I think you'd expect to pay about as much per hour as you'd expect to pay for any service involving a certain level of professional expertise/qualifications, plus overheads, public liability insurance etc. £40 an hour seems reasonable for where I live (E. Midlands), it'd be more in central London where rent is higher.

The question of whether it's worth the money or not, or whether it would get too expensive if  you had to keep going back is a different one - it depends on your budget and how much you need it.

08/05/2013 at 15:51

Of course, you could get a massage and a huge smile on your face if you're prepared to pay a bit more. So I've heard. Ahem.

08/05/2013 at 16:04
Peter Collins wrote (see)

Really varies, wherever you are. I have one very good physio, who also runs training for my club, and she's about £30 an hour, which is pretty good for Olde Londone Towne.

That is a bargain!

08/05/2013 at 16:25

Having said that, I think she's actually 40 nicker... oops. Used to be £30 though. It's my age.

08/05/2013 at 16:56

"Vicar", go through the Doctor then, and stress you've tried rest, you've tried NSAIDs, and know that a physio will sort you out.

The when they make the referral and say the physio will contact you, ignore that, and after a few days after you're on the system, ring the place directly and get it brought forward...

The beauty of the NHS system, is once you're on it, you're on there until healed. None of that horrendous feeling of lashing £30-40 out, feeling no better than you did before hand, yet apparently needing another appointment.

I had a private physio who seemed to think cricking my back would fix anything. It didn't.

Proper NHS physio, with the correct stretching and strengthening and I was well away again.

08/05/2013 at 17:45

I pay £35 for a half hour follow up appointment. First one is a bit more, about £40 I think. I'm in the East Midlands too.

NHS physio is not unlimited though, there's a great push to limit the number of sessions

08/05/2013 at 18:36

It's about £40 or so per session, half an hour, here in Reading. Not cheap. And it usually takes a couple or a few sessions to sort out the injury. So each time I get crocked, it'll set me back a ton or more.

But the clinic is within 5 minutes on the bike and they've always repaired me. You pays your money, you gets a properly qualified practitioner.

08/05/2013 at 18:57
Barkles wrote (see)

You tend to pay for the session.

This is my experience too. for me it has been £40 regardless if it's a 20 minute immediate hands on session, or upwards to 40 minutes including chat about it first.

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