Frequently Asked Questions
Moko Physiotherapy specialises in physiotherapy in Derby.
We also offer;
- Rehabilitation Classes (back class, upper limb class and lower limb class)
- Sports Massage
- Educational Workshops
Pretty much any musculoskeletal condition. It might be a sports injury, trauma, accident or may have started for no known reason. It might have started recently or you may have had pain for several years.
To name a few…
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Foot and Ankle Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Muscle, Tendon and Ligament Pain
Our team often help individuals who have failed other treatments and are complex in their presentation.
There may be other factors contributing to your pain such as weight, deconditioning, poor sleep, depression, anxiety or stress.
If you are unsure, please get in touch and we will be able to advise. If physiotherapy is unlikely to help you, you will not be charged.
Every individual has specific needs.
All new physiotherapy patients are required to have an assessment (45 minutes) and results session (45 minutes).
Follow ups typically last 40 minutes.
The rehabilitation classes, yoga and pilates classes are 60 minutes
Sports or therapeutic massage can either be booked for 60, 45 or 30 minute appointments.
The educational workshops are 90 minutes.
You can find our state of the art wellness facility in the heart of Mickleover, close to the Derby Royal Hospital and Nuffield Hospital at;
Unit 3 Mickleover Retail Corner
There are many different ways of treating musculoskeletal conditions.
Physiotherapists should use science based treatments to provide optimum care. Moko specialises in exercise and rehabilitation. But if there is something you think will help, let us know!
Expect to learn about what is causing your pain and strategies to put you in control of how to manage it.
Every patient attending Moko will be expected to carry out some form of physical activity or exercise but this will be tailored to each individual. Some people may need strengthening, others may need to work on balance or improving mobility for example.
If all you would like is hands on treatment, it is advised to book a sports massage. Hands on or manual therapy treatment may or may not be helpful for some patients, but should always be carried out alongside exercise and education. In isolation, sports massage provides short term benefits. At Moko, the aim is for you to be as independent as possible, to avoid reliance on passive treatments, such as joint mobilisation, acupuncture or massage.
The golden question!
Some patients will only need and assessment (and results, session 2) to feel reassured and point them in the right direction.
Others may need more guidance and motivation, particularly if the problem has been going on for a long time. There aren’t any quick fixes, the body can take time to recover from injuries and sometimes the body can learn that being in pain is normal. Therefore this can take time to change.
We find the clients who commit to weekly sessions in the early stages, gain much better improvements in the long term.
The road to recovery is not straight forward, often it will be up and down, this is completely normal.
Ideally you should see changes in markers like your movement, strength, balance, day to day function between 6-12 weeks of rehab (depending on the problem).
After the first assessment, we will provide a tailored recommendation of how many sessions we think you will need.
It might be you choose to come once or twice per week, or you may choose to come once a month if you and your therapist are happy with what you are doing independently. Some individuals choose to alternate physiotherapy and massage, as well as attending our group rehabilitation, yoga and pilates classes.
Appointment need is tailored to the individual and will be agreed together. You are not tied in to any number of sessions and if you no longer want to continue, just say.
We will be 100% honest with you, if you don’t need to come anymore, this is a good outcome for us as hopefully it means we have helped you!
Loose clothing is useful (rather than jeans for example). Ideally we need to see the area so if you have knee pain then please wear shorts. For ladies if you have a shoulder or neck problem, please wear a vest top. You may bring a friend / family with you to act as a chaperone if you would prefer.