As well as a long assessment session, my follow-up treatment sessions in clinic are also longer than normal — always at least an hour.
Think about it: a “standard” physio session is 20-30 minutes long. You might spend the first 5-10 minutes checking in, reviewing how you’ve been getting on since the last session, getting undressed etc. Then the same process in reverse at the end: reviewing what you’ve done during the session, booking the next session, payment, getting dressed. That only leaves a maximum of 15 minutes for treatment.
Whereas, with an hour’s session, assuming you take the same 15 minutes to start and finish the session, you have 45 minutes of treatment. Nothing feels rushed, your nervous system has time to settle, and you can make some real progress. We have time to do some hands-on treatment, and to really practise your rehab exercises so that they make sense to your body — and we’ll video them too, so that you have “pocket Nell” on your smartphone to remind you what you need to do!