Your physiotherapy appointment will take place in the privacy of our comfortable treatment room.
Each patient and condition is individual and I take pride in taking time and care to carry out a full and thorough assessment. I make sure that I establish what is important to you, and what you are hoping to achieve.
I take a detailed history of the problem, and then complete a physical assessment, focussing on the problem area, as well as other structures or areas of the body which may be involved.
Following assessment I will explain your diagnosis and discuss a recommended treatment plan that is specifically tailored to your needs. Treatment may include some hands on treatment and you can also expect to be given self-management advice and an exercise programme for you to continue at home.
If I do not feel that physiotherapy is likely to help your particular issue, I will advise you on the appropriate next step, which may be visiting your General Practitioner or a Consultant for further investigation.
The initial assessment appointment will usually be between 45 minutes to 1 hour. If you have more than one area requiring attention you may require a longer appointment, or 2 separate assessments.
Follow up appointments are usually 30 minutes.
We recommend that you wear loose, comfortable clothes to your appointments. The physical assessment will usually require the physiotherapist to touch you and it may be necessary to remove some clothing in order to complete a thorough assessment. Your dignity will be maintained at all times. You may find it comfortable to wear shorts for a lower back or leg problem, and a vest or sports bra for neck/upper back and shoulder problems.