Frequently Asked Questions

1. What to bring to each session?
You will not have to bring anything with you normally unless asked by your therapist. Medical records, scans, and relevant information can be ideal to bring with you to have a better understanding of your condition and medical history.

2. What to wear each session?
The initial consultation will require you to remove items of clothing, considering the joint or area assessed and treated. This will help assessment purposes as the joint or area can be fully seen and examined. Please ensure that appropriate and comfortable clothing is worn when attending each session (Sports Bra, Shorts, Short Sleeve Shirts).

3. Payment types
We accept both cash and card payments.

4. Cancellation and Re-scheduling 
A 24 hour notice period is given for cancellations and re-scheduling.

5. Address and Contact
Address – Fitness First, Cottons Buildings, Tooley Street, London, SE1 2QN – Home Visits also Available
Tube Stations – London Bridge Underground Station
Email – info@MSKRehab.co.uk

6. Appointments and Follow-ups
The first appointment will consist of a consultation involving history taking and subjective questioning, followed by a physical assessment within the same session to identify the best treatment or rehabilitation programme to provide considering your condition/injury. Goals and targets will also be set to ensure a progressive rehabilitation programme and consistent monitoring throughout. Referrals to specialists or GP’s might be advised.

7. How often would I need to attend?
Following your initial consultation, the specialist will inform you of the number of sessions needed to achieve good progression, however, for specific injuries and conditions different recommendations are given considering your progression and improvement. To achieve optimal recovery and maintain good long-term rehabilitation, treatments are recommended as often as possible considering your condition/injury and stage of injury. Home exercise plans are highly recommended to be performed for optimal recovery and long term progression.

8. Is Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling hygienic?
The technique is very hygienic as the needles are sterile, single-use, and disposable.

9. Does Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling hurt?
The needles used are very fine and pain on insertion/excision is usually minimal or nothing is felt. You might feel a little discomfort in some areas of the body, however, this is normal as the body can react in different ways. Some patients can feel slight sharpness, whereas others will feel nothing at all.

10. Is Medical Acupuncture/Dry Needling safe?
In the hands of a trained and qualified medical acupuncturist, it is a very safe form of treatment modality. Below is a list of side effects you may or may not experience. Blood donors may have to wait 3-6 months after medical acupuncture / dry needling treatment. Pregnant women should only have medical acupuncture / dry needling with caution, after 3 months (12 weeks) and the lumbar spine will be avoided so the area is not hyper-stimulated.
• Acute discomfort on insertion
• Tiredness, relaxation, and pain within the first 24 hours post treatment
• Bruising
• Temporary worsening of symptoms
• Fainting
• Onset of migraines, headaches if you suffer from these regularly