Physiotherapy: What To Expect

Your first appointment will take about 45 minutes. It is a good idea to wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in. 

First we will ask you lots of questions about when your pain or problem started & how it affects you. We gather this information to get a better idea of the cause of your pain.

We then examine the problem area. We keep your modesty during the examination & explain any physical tests that we are performing. This will involve testing how the area moves. We look at the muscles involved, check the ligaments & test for any specific joint stiffness.  

After looking at the area we will then take time to explain what we think is the cause of your pain & the best way to get you better as soon as we can. We will explain what treatment we think is best for you, how many sessions are needed & also what you can do to help yourself. Every treatment plan is tailored individually. We are very happy to answer any questions you may have to make sure you are happy with the treatment plan & understand any exercises we recommend.  During the first appointment we also start the treatment. 

Follow up appointments involve making sure the problem is responding to the treatment, continuing the treatment & progressing any exercises you may have been given. Our aim is to get you back to your normal activities as quickly as possible.