What to expect from your first visit
We allow 60 minutes for your first appointment – depending on how complex the problem is.
You will have a thorough assessment of your problem to find out exactly what is causing your pain or symptoms. We will ask a lot of questions about how the problem started, where you feel your symptoms, what makes them better and worse.
The we will take a look at the area involved undertaking a number of special tests (like joint range of movement and muscle power). Time invested in the assessment ensures an accurate clinical diagnosis and can reduce the overall number of treatment session. we will discuss with you what we think is going on (clinical diagnosis) and explain why you are getting the problem in the first place. Often we will use models of the joints and muscles involved so that you have a clear understanding about what is going on. We actively encourage you to ask as many questions as you like.
Then we discuss how we suggest treating the problem, what techniques we might use, how long it might be expected to take to get better and what you can do at home to help yourself.
The first session will also involve actually treating the problem as per the plan we have just agreed.
This detailed assessment ensures an accurate clinical diagnosis which may in turn reduce the overall number of treatments you require and this will in turn lead to a quicker recovery.
Our aim is to get you back to normal as quickly as we can.