In Britain, we like to think of ourselves as savvy shoppers. We’re a nation that’s careful with our money, so when we’re spending our hard-earned cash - whether that’s buying groceries, booking tickets or paying for a service - we like to find the best possible deals.
In many cases, frugality goes a long way and you can save hundreds of pounds annually but in other cases, you really do ‘get what you pay for’ and physiotherapy is no exception.
When searching for physiotherapists, it can often be tempting to look for and book the cheapest option possible in an effort to save some money but consider this - if you needed to see a surgeon, you wouldn’t book the cheapest. You’d pick the person who came highly-recommended and had the expertise in the field that applied to you to ensure you’re well taken care of and recovery is smooth. So, as a practice that sets out to aid recovery in the case of injury, illness and disability, why wouldn’t you want to spend a little more to get the best possible treatment from your physiotherapist.
The cost of physiotherapy in London varies from clinic to clinic, often we have patients come to us regretting spending thousands on what was meant to be cheap treatment, rather than just coming to us in the first place - and we don’t want that to be you!
Sometimes, what can seem like an inexpensive ‘quick fix’ can mean you need far more appointments and, ultimately, spend far more money trying to solve the problem than if you’d just spent a little more from the outset for treatment from someone with the right skill set to help you on the road to recovery.
While there’s no ‘set rate’ that defines the quality of a physiotherapist, be mindful that there’s probably a reason someone’s offering significantly cheaper prices than competitors in your area. So read reviews and ask yourself whether you’ll be getting top-quality treatment to gauge whether it’s worth cutting costs.
At West 1, we offer all of the above, and focus on coaching our patients so they understand what’s gone wrong – and why – and how they can help their own healing. We also work closely with health practitioners, who refer cases to us knowing we offer a highly professional specialist service.
Of course, costs are also subject to your individual condition and your needs but when you book an initial assessment with us, we can give you guidance. This first session will cost £115 and includes:
Your follow up session then costs £82 and we get stuck into treatment straight away. Depending on the number of sessions you need, we also have physio packages available for 5x and 10x sessions.
Whether you’re coming to West 1 or exploring another physiotherapist closer to home, know that there are always options if cost is a concern.
The main thing to take away is that it’s always better to invest a little bit more in good-quality physiotherapy that will look after your body, help you effectively relieve pain and support your joints for the long-term.