Will I be able to pay for my treatment by card?

Yes, we take all credit/debit cards except American Express. We are able to take card payment by telephone.

I have to travel a long way to the clinic - will I be able to get a drink?

Yes, our reception staff will be delighted to supply you with a glass of water or make you a hot drink.

Do I need to see my Doctor before I make an appointment?

No, you do not need to have a doctor�s referral to see a sports rehabilitator.

What should I wear for my appointment?

The sports rehabilitator will need to examine the area of the body that is troubling you and also areas that may be linked to your problem. If your back needs to be examined it is helpful if you undress to your underwear. If you are attending with a leg problem, it is useful to bring a pair of shorts. If you feel at all uncomfortable about exposing the injured area, please discuss it with your sports rehabilitator. You are more than welcome to bring someone with you to accompany you during your treatment.

Will I see a man or a woman?

Our sports rehabilitator is a woman.

Are all the sports rehabilitator qualified?

Yes. All of our team are fully qualified sports rehabilitators, and are registered with all the required BASRaT Insurance.

How long does an appointment last?

Your first consultation will probably last between 30 minutes to 45 minutes. During this time the sports rehabilitator will examine you fully and commence treatment. Subsequent appointments last about 30 minutes.

How much treatment will I need?

This varies tremendously. Some conditions resolve very rapidly, others can take a lot longer. Your sports rehabilitator will be able to give you an idea at the end of the first appointment. Occasionally, sports rehabilitator will not resolve the problem � we will then try to refer you to the most appropriate person for further investigation and/or treatment.

How soon after my injury should I see a sports rehabilitator?

Most acute injuries are best managed for the first 48-72 hours with rest, ice, compression and elevation � particularly if there is a lot of swelling. However, there are treatments we offer that can help resolve the swelling more quickly and expedite the healing process.

What should I bring?

As we will need to see the injured part fully and the area around the injury then a pair of shorts would be useful depending on your injury. Also for females, it is recommended to wear a vest top as you may feel more comfortable than just sitting in your bra. If the injury is more long standing then it is useful for the sports rehabilitator to look at your shoes so bring them along too.

Are there changing/shower facilities?

All treatment areas are completely private for you to change in. We do not have a shower but there is a cloakroom available.

Will it hurt?

Some of the tests we carry out maybe uncomfortable but we will work within your pain limits. You will always be consulted before we carry out any treatment or prescribe any exercises.

Can I bring someone with me?

Yes of course. Preferably an adult or someone you can be comfortable and relaxed with.

Acupuncture FAQ

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles are very fine and they are inserted quickly through the skin. You may feel a slight pin prick sensation. Once in place, there might be a mild ache, a warm or heavy sensation at or around the needle. This should not be unpleasant and should settle.

How many needles will be used?

Commonly between two and twelve needles will be used.

How long are the needles left in?

Sometimes only one to two minutes, but usually between somewhere between ten and thirty minutes.

Where will the needles be placed?

They may be inserted close to site of the pain, but may also be placed away from it. Hands and feet may be used.

Do I have to look at the needles?

No! Not if you don�t want to.

For more information on the conditions we treat and services we offer, or to book an appointment please call 07872 948788 or email us at info@impactsportsinjury.com


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Knee Pain
Our Sports Rehabilitators are experts at diagnosing and treating both long term and short term knee pain.

Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries
We specialise in treating a large variety of sports injuries such as running injuries, cycling injuries, tennis injuries and muscle strain.
Back pain
Back pain
We treat a large variety of conditions that cause back pain using a combination of physiotherapy, anti-inflammatories and exercise.
Headaches often stem from neck problems, such as tightness in the neck muscles and poor posture.