What to Expect

A PHYSIOTHERAPIST WILL:

  • Take a thorough history of the presenting complaint and any other relevant previous medical history by asking a series of questions
  • Assess your level of mobility, strength and endurance by performing an appropriate physical examination
  • Diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan with you to reduce pain, restore movement and improve function
  • Employ specific evidence based hands-on manual therapy for your condition
  • Prescribe and demonstrate specific therapeutic exercises
  • Monitor your progress over time and adjust your treatment accordingly
  • Prepare you for independent active management with education and exercise prescription to manage the condition and prevent the problem recurring.

FOR YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT, PLEASE REMEMBER:

  • An initial assessment takes between 45 mins – 1 hour
  • Arrive ten minutes early in order to complete any necessary paperwork
  • Bring any referrals or paper work you may think is relevant to your treatment, for example x-ray or scan reports
  • Bring appropriate clothing i.e. shorts for a knee complaint or a tank top for shoulder problems etc.

Write down any questions you have prior to your appointment and bring them with you for your physiotherapist to answer.

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