Do I have to book an appointment or can I drop in?
We are a busy clinic so ALL appointments are by prior arrangement only.
What should I expect at an appointment?
At the initial appointment we will check your details and then take a history from you relating to your problem. This will include how it is affecting your lifestyle, any other medical problems you may have and any medication you are taking.
We will then examine the ‘problem area’. To do this, your physio will need to be able to see the area (this may need you to undress down to your underwear), to get a full picture of any swelling, muscle spasm and movement changes around the affected area. Your physio will then normally have a hands on feel of that part of your body, feeling for stiffness, muscle spasm, signs of inflammation or instability.
Throughout your appointment your physiotherapist will explain what they are examining and why. A diagnosis will then be explained to you and you will be able to discuss the treatment options including mobilisations, ultrasound, acupuncture and strapping. You will always be given some advice and/or exercises for you to start to help address the problem.