What Does an Appointment with a Physiotherapist Involve?
Physiotherapy cannot start without a diagnosis. As Physiotherapists we believe in a holistic approach to your health. We take time to listen and understand you and your situation at home, work or undertaking your hobbies. We are able to contact and liaise with other health care professionals in the aim to help you.
Initial appointments may take up to 1 hour and you are welcome to bring a family member or friend with you. We will need to take a detailed history followed by a thorough examination to assess the nature of your symptoms. At the end of the assessment we will discuss our assessment and findings with you and provide expert advice and tailor an individual treatment plan to aid your recovery and realistic to your goals.
In order to assess you effectively you may need to remove some articles of clothing. Wearing shorts and a vest may be most beneficial but we understand this is not in everyone’s wardrobe collection. Wearing loose fitting clothing may be just as appropriate. Follow up appointments are dedicated to treatment where we provide hands on therapy if required. It also enables us to continually assess your progress and ensure the treatment is set at the right level for you at the right time.