Benefits of at-home physio
Be seen by a qualified physiotherapist, without leaving home
Hands-on treatment to relieve pain and restore movement
A pathway to recovery through exercise and life adjustments
Recover with a pro
Physiotherapy is the science of restoring movement and function to parts of the body and mapping out a plan to keep issues away. For injury rehabilitation, sports preparation, post-operative care and more, time with a physio can be a key part of recovery.
With Urban, you can book degree-qualified mobile physiotherapists right to your door.
During your treatment
If this is your first appointment, your session will begin with an assessment of your physical condition, including tests on the strength and range of motion of problem areas.
Most consultations and follow-ups also include some manual treatment. Usually this includes stretching, manipulation of joints and some light exercises, although your therapist might also include other treatments, like kinesiology taping or dry needling.
Your physio will leave you with an understanding of the causes of discomfort and a plan for recovery – this typically includes a routine of daily stretches and exercises, recommendations on further treatments and a timeline for improvements.
What others are saying about Urban physiotherapy:
"I have used Urban many times for physio (rotator cuff issue); always impressed by the professionalism and value of my encounters. Prompt, knowledgeable, polite and on top of all Covid/precautions. Good follow up documentation if required. Highly recommended."
Emma C, 28 September 2022
"I have booked physio for my disabled husband. Service received was very professional on time...Physio examined, provided feedback and advised exercise to my husband running a course of each exercise to assure he performs them correctly. Very satisfied."
Ewelina Kozlowska, 12 August 2020
"My booking experience and experience with my physio was excellent. Highly recommend."
Melody, 27 April 2020
"Great people and great service. I had physio at short notice and it did the trick."
19 Mar 2020
“Takes the stress out of booking appointments. I now have all my massages at home!”
“Great massage and nice to have it at home, rather than brave public transport or driving afterwards!”
More info about at-home physiotherapy
Physiotherapy can help with a number of musculoskeletal conditions, from injuries, like a torn achilles’ tendon or sprain, to problems linked to past and ongoing health conditions, like fibromyalgia, and arthritis.
Urban physiotherapists are all fully registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). That means they’ve got a three- or four-year degree programme under their belt, and a minimum of a thousand hours of clinical training. You’re in good hands.
Some are also specialists in areas such as women’s health (pre- and post-natal care), neurological disorders and paediatrics – browse individual bios to find the right physio for you.
Simply search for their name when you go to choose a practitioner.
Yes! You can simply book to see a physiotherapist without a referral from your GP. This is a convenient way to get help, fast, as an alternative to long waiting lists.
It also means your physiotherapist can spend longer on the manual, hands-on treatment part of your session vs the time limits on NHS appointments.
A private physiotherapy session in London costs £86 on Urban.
Some, but not all, physio sessions are active treatments with lots of moving around, so you’re best off wearing light, breathable clothing - a t-shirt and leggings or shorts is fine.
As all Urban physios are HCPC registered, depending on your individual plan you should be able to claim back for treatments.
If you require an invoice for insurance purposes for your booking, you can contact us and we'll send you a PDF invoice via email. You should receive a receipt automatically after your booking has taken place to the email address on the account you booked with.
Receipts and invoices are issued from Urban Massage on behalf of your practitioner. The invoice must be under the name of the person who received the treatment. We also ask that you allow 1-3 business days for your invoice to be generated.
That’s normally up to your physio after they’ve given you an initial assessment. As part of that first treatment, they’ll map out a plan for your recovery, with a suggested number of consultations over a longer period.
Yes, but only after your first trimester and only with an Urban physio who specialises in womens’ health – check your physio’s bio to see their specialisations.