Frequently Asked Questions
How do I find out what’s wrong and what can be done to help?
One of the first things Jonathan will ask what it is you want as the outcome of treatment. Then it is important to diagnose what problem is between where you are now and where you want to be. This would involve specific questions about your condition, examining you and finding out what treatments you have tried. Scans can be very useful ( and are more informative if done after the first appointment) . By now you should have a clear diagnosis and the severity of the problem. You’ll then discuss what treatments are possible and Jonathan will help you decide which is best for you.
How do I find out if I'm covered by insurance?
If you have insurance you should call them first to check they will approve cover for you to get a diagnosis by Jonathan. Many will these days approve your consultation by talking to one of their own in house team rather than your GP. Mostwill ask that you call them back before having a scan.
What if I don't have insurance?
You can just book an appointment. You don't need a referral letter. If you contact us we will be able to give you a cost. The vast majority of people seen require a first appointment, a scan and a follow up discussion. If you are self funding your treatment Jonathan will then tell you the cost of treatments.
What happens when I have my diagnosis?
Jonathan will then discuss with you non operative treatments and procedures such as injectable or surgical treatments where appropriate. In many cases you may just require physiotherapy. Jonathan can recommend a physiotherapist to you. If you require surgery he will follow you up to ensure that you get the best outcome. He works with your physiotherapist to optimise your recovery and get you “fit to play” regardless of whether you are an elite athlete, just a sports enthusiast, a walker or gardener. The emphasis is on helping you achieve what you want to get back to.