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An appointment with an advanced practitioner in physiotherapy (APP) to assess whether further investigation is required to diagnose a potential musculoskeletal (MSK) condition. Diagnostic investigations include MRI, x-ray or ultrasound scans.
Diagnostic investigations require a referral from an authorised healthcare professional. At OSD Healthcare, our advanced practitioners in physiotherapy can assess MSK conditions and refer to our in-house diagnostic department, if required. Results are interpreted and explained to you, together with recommendations on how to proceed. We are able to help you each step of the way, including facilitating referrals to consultants or starting the rehabilitation process.
The APP will take a detailed medical history to understand your symptoms, past medical conditions and treatment to date. They will also perform a physical assessment.
The physiotherapist will then discuss their recommendations with you on how to proceed which may include referring you for a specific diagnostic investigation. The physiotherapist will choose the most appropriate investigation based on your symptoms and the radiological guidelines. They will discuss any risks with you in advance and ensure there are no reasons why you cannot have the scan.
Working closely with our Consultant Radiologists, Orthopaedic Consultants and GP’s, we are experienced in preparing you for the consultation, interpreting imaging results and understanding what to recommend next.
No, you do not need a referral for diagnostic investigation. We are able to refer you for further investigation, if required.
However, some private medical insurers require a referral from a GP or consultant. Please contact them first to seek authorisation. Appointments are available with our GPs and consultants too.
Opinion +/- referral: £90.
Diagnostic investigation: Cost dependent on what is required and requested. A quote will be provided by the imaging bookings team.
An advanced practitioner in physiotherapy.
Please bring along any medical letters relating to your condition.
If a referral if made, you will need to book the scan/investigation.
Results from scans/investigations are typically processed within two days; you will be contacted with the results and the recommended plan of action.
We are able to inform your NHS GP or other medical professional of your results, if required.
Yes, a friend or family member may attend the appointment with you.