Can I bring a chaperone or someone else to the appointment?
What should I wear for my appointment?
What will happen at the first visit?
Upon arrival at the clinic the reception team will greet you, confirm your details and ask you to take a seat in our air-conditioned waiting room. If you are under the care of a specialist then please bring any relevant letters or scan results with you. The initial consultation involves 2 parts. Firstly, the therapist will ask you some questions and listen carefully to your response to learn about your symptoms, their behavior and impact on your lifestyle. This is known as the subjective examination and is an opportunity for you to discuss how the problem is affecting you.
They will then ask for your consent to complete an objective assessment of the area, this will likely involve them asking you to carry out several movements, look at the affected area and completing a number of clinical tests to help them accurately diagnose the problem.
Once a diagnosis is reached the therapist will discuss the findings, what they mean, and the best way to help. At this point the therapist will be able to discuss how many treatments they recommend. It is our preference to begin a course of hands-on treatment at the first visit, although the amount of treatment time will depend on the complexity of the problem and level of assessment required.