What to expect
Initial assessment (this will take approximately one hour)
At your initial consultation, your physiotherapist will start by taking a detailed history about your problem. They will also ask a number of questions about your medical history to allow us to tailor your treatment appropriately. If you are taking any medication, it may be worthwhile bringing a list with you. They will then carry out an examination. Depending on the area of pain, you may wish to bring shorts or a vest top. This examination may include assessing your posture, movements and strength as well as testing specific structures such as joints, tendons and ligaments. From the information gained in both parts of your assessment, your physiotherapist will explain their clinical diagnosis and options for treatment.
You are more than welcome to bring a chaperone with you for any appointments.
Your follow-up appointment will take approximately 45 minutes and are based upon the treatment plan agreed with your physiotherapist in order to achieve your goals and prevent re-occurrence. Sessions generally consist of both highly skilled manual therapy together with specific exercise rehabilitation to activate and strengthen your muscles.
What should I wear?
To assess you properly your physiotherapist may need you to undress down to your underwear. Please bring shorts because they may be suitable for some treatments.