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FAQs

We want to make your experience at KIMS Hospital as straightforward and stress-free as possible. Please browse our FAQs to learn more about our physical therapy department. 

  1. To join a group class, do I need to have had an assessment first?

Yes, we need to make sure you’re on the road to recovery and that any activity is safe for your specific injury.

  1. How much does treatment cost?

If you are paying for your own treatment, your initial consultation will usually last 45 minutes and will cost £55. A follow-up appointment lasting approximately 30 minutes is £40.

  1. Do I need to be referred?

No, we will assess your condition independently and decide on the best course of treatment for you. However, we do accept referrals from GPs and consultants.

If you are using private medical insurance, please check with your provider, as you may need a referral from an appropriate healthcare professional.

  1. Can I use my private medical insurance?

Yes, we are registered with all major private medical insurance companies. Please check with your provider before booking your appointment as you may require a referral from an appropriate healthcare professional. Find out more here.

  1. What is the difference between a physiotherapist, osteopath and chiropractor?

A physiotherapist will diagnose and treat movement-related injuries and conditions, usually for a specific part of the body. An osteopath will treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, focusing on improving the wellness of the entire body by strengthening the joints, muscles and spine. A chiropractor is similar to an osteopath, but tends to focus more on spinal issues.

  1. How will I know who I need to see?

You can see any member of the physical therapy team for an initial assessment. Following their evaluation of your condition and requirements they will ensure your ongoing treatment is with the most appropriate member of the team.

Book an Appointment

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help you get back up and running, don’t hesitate to contact us on 01622 237 665 or email physio@kims.org.uk

You can also fill out the form below and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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KIMS Hospital
Newnham Court Way,
Weavering,
Maidstone,
Kent,
ME14 5FT

01622 237 500

KIMS is situated on the outskirts of Maidstone, Kent just off junction 7 of the M20 motorway.

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