Physiotherapy treatment is an effective and safe form of treatment however like any treatment there are benefits and risks. Physiotherapists in this practice will discuss your condition and options for treatment with you so that you are appropriately informed and can make decisions relating to treatment. You may choose to consent or refuse any form of treatment for any reason including religious or personal grounds. Typical physiotherapy carries a remote possibility of injury to structures such as but not limited to; nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, discs or arteries. Physiotherapy can occasionally cause local swelling, bruising or transient increases in pain or other symptoms. Allergic skin reactions to creams, tape, or needles are a possibility. You will be asked to expose the injured body part for assessment and treatment. Please inform your physiotherapist if you feel uncomfortable at any time, as alternative methods are available. Your physiotherapist may ask personal questions relating to your injury and how your injury impacts on your ‘activities of daily living’. The more information you provide, the more likely it is that the physiotherapist can provide effective treatment. If you feel uncomfortable with a particular question please let the physiotherapist know. Please contact your physiotherapist immediately if you experience adverse reactions. It is important to attend follow-up appointments as arranged by your physiotherapist to allow completion of your course of planned treatment.