Dundalk pt contact info
Dundalk pt contact info

Frequently Asked Questions

  • WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY 1ST VISIT?

    The initial assessment will last one hour, and will include a detailed consultation, medical history, physical examination and discussion, finishing with a patient action plan specific to your needs.
    It is in your interest to arrive 10-15 minutes before your appointed time in order to fill out the consultation form. To provide an accurate diagnosis, you will need to remove some items of clothing, so please bring appropriate clothing, for example shorts if you have a knee problem.
  • HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT TAKE?

    THe initial consultation will take approximately 60 mins. Subsequent treatments last up to 50 mins, depending on the extent of your problem.
  • HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

    The number of treatments required very much depends on the severity and type of condition. Usually we can get a clear indication after the initial assessment and treatment what the likely time course for recovery is. In cases where the condition has been long standing with lots of different treatment is important to establish the prognosis and whether it is possible to resolve completely. It is important to recognize that some conditions cannot be completely cured and it is a case of managing as best as possible and optimizing function to the highest possibilities available. Your ability to commit to and follow diligently the patient action plan provided will play a key role in the level of success and the time frame for recovery.
  • WHAT IS A PATIENT ACTION PLAN?

    At the end of your initial consultation a patient action plan will be developed for you and will be specific to your needs, this action plan will include the following: A rough estimate of how many treatments may be required to treat your condition. A homecare exercise program, your commitment to this will speed up your recovery time. Elements of stretching, strengthening and stabilizing, which will be demonstrated by your therapist. Some lifestyle changes Where applicable referrals to other healthcare professionals may be recommended.
  • WHAT SHOULD I DO IN BETWEEN VISITS?

    Depending on your condition you may be advised on a patient action plan developed specifically for you, this is a vital element in your treatment. The patient action plan may consist of advice on rest, avoidance of aggravating factors, postural education and the application of therapeutic interventions such as ice/heat, if appropriate. Your programme will also include elements of stretching, strengthening and stabilizing all of which will be demonstrated by your therapist who will bring you through these elements step by step. Some lifestyle changes may also be suggested. On occasion the inclusion of other healthcare professionals may be recommended in which case referral can be arranged.
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO MY APPOINTMENTS?

    On initial examination, it is helpful to bring any scans related to your problem, a list of your current medications, and if you have been referred from your GP / Consultant, your referral letter. Comfortable clothing is also advised as you may be asked to remove items of clothing to fully assess your problem.
  • HOW DO PAYMENTS WORK?

    Payment can be made by cash or cheque. Payments must be made after each consultation. Receipts are available for claiming against health insurance companies.
  • WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?

    We at Dundalk Physical Therapy understand that unexpected situations occur that are out of your control from time to time. However, to be fair to all our patients and out of consideration for your therapist, late cancellations and no-shows can be disruptive to the optimal delivery of care and service. Please notify us AT LEAST 24 hours prior to your appointment if you are unable to attend or if you wish to move your appointment time, Failure to comply with our cancellation policy will result in 30 euro fee being charged.
  • HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO PAY?

    Physical Therapy Treatment costs 55 euro. We allocate 1 hour for the initial consultation and up to 50 mins for follow up appointments depending on the amount of work necessary.