Hi I hurt my knee a couple of weeks ago and I'd like to see a physio, do you know if: 1- can i get it on the NHS and if so how? Do i need to be referred by a GP?
2- is there anyone in particular you would recommend for sport injuries.
Your GP will refer you, but you might want to go to the minor injury unit at Guys first and get it checked out, in case you have hurt yourself worse than you think. They can also refer you for physio, at either Guys or St Thomas.
There are lots of private places, including Guys hospital itself, just do a google search.
South Bank University have a specialist sports injuries department which the public can use. Don't know what/if they charge. My guess is that students undertaking the sports injuries/physio courses in the subject practice under supervision. This could be nonsense but I would have thought that it is worth contacting them to find out more.
I had an issue with my knee, patellar tendonitis, got a referral from GP and tried out the physio over in shad thames, forgot their name sorry, but basically they weren't much help & expensive.
In the end I went along to the British School of Osteopathy on Southwark Bridge Road, you get assessed by a final year student with a tutor popping in and out checking on prognosis/prgress and as it's a school it's discounted, I think it was £20 per session.