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What does an assessment look like?

What can you expect when you arrange an initial assessment? Please browse below for an idea about the kinds of assessment and goal setting process that will be involved in a Sharp Neurological Physiotherapy session.

Information Gathering

A background history means gathering information about how this condition began, what has happened in the past and now, what therapy is already in place, what kinds of treatments do you prefer. How much time and energy do you have to give to therapy?

When an initial appointment is booked, a  background medical history form will be sent out to complete before your assessment. 

Body Map

Specialist neurological tests will give more information about which parts and pathways need more help, what range and strength could be improved. Physical tests as well as video or photography if useful will provide a picture of your initial presentation. This allows the therapist to build a treatment plan and is really helpful to look back on after a period of treatment. 

Goals and Contract

Discussion about what is important to you. There isn't a right thing to work on, treatment is about getting to your goals. Once the goals are defined, a plan is agreed between the therapist and patient. An initial report will be produced which reflects the information found, the treatment plan and your goals. A single or regular session, or a treatment package will be agreed.

Treatment sessions

Standard sessions available Monday to Friday, the sessions will last 60 minutes if tolerated. When required, an assistant may also attend, at an additional cost. It is often helpful for family members or carers to be present. Treatment will be explained and agreed throughout the session.

Remote sessions are completed over a secure connection through PowerDiary.

Contact and Cancellations

If a session needs to be cancelled or rescheduled, you will be given as much notice as possible. Should you need to cancel or reschedule a session, please also give as much notice as possible. There is no obligation to attend all the sessions arranged and patient or therapist are free to terminate therapy at any time.


Basic rates are £75 per session for single sessions, with discount for block bookings.  A minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required for cancelled appointments otherwise the full fee is payable. Payment is due on invoice at the end of the calendar month. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or BACS. Fees are subject to annual review and non-payment of fees may result in legal action being taken.

What happens now?

If you feel you are ready for some physiotherapy, or just need some more information about treatments and services available, then please get in touch by phone, email or by using the contact form. We will get back to you for an initial discussion to clarify your aims and some details such as your medical history and GP practice. If you are happy to continue, we will book an initial assessment appointment.

On your first visit, your neurophysiotherapist will conduct a full assessment and develop a treatment plan with you. This will usually involve a program of exercises and advice to follow in between sessions, as well as planned treatment/s with your physiotherapist or therapy assistant.

Progress towards your goals will be monitored and discussed with you regularly and of course,  you are able to end your sessions at any time.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Brightstone Clinic

11 Hope Street, Sandbach

If you are able to attend the clinic and would prefer your session here than a home visit, please speak to a therapist about booking, or use the online form below.

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