We will work with you to achieve the best outcome possible.
A typical first appointment will include specific discussion related to why you have come to see us. We will ask you what you want to achieve with physio. This helps us to ensure that you get what is important out of the session.
Typical questions you may have;
- How / why do I have this problem?
- How long will it take to get better?
- What are the consequences?
- Will it go away / how do I manage it?
The discussion is followed by an examination; of the area and often associated areas. The source of the pain / problem is often what you will come to see us about, however this is often not the cause of the problem – and if we don’t get to the bottom of it then your symptoms may come back again.
For example – you will notice a sore throat when you have a chest infection, however the sore throat can only be eased by cough sweets / drinks but its the chest infection that is cause of the problem. If you have a problem with your knee, we would typically also look at the back, hip and lower down the leg to see what else might be involved.