At the first appointment we’ll want to find out exactly how we can help you. In many cases it is to assess why you are sore and to help fix it. In this case we will perform a thorough assessment through targeted questioning and a physical examination, and try to reach a provisional diagnosis which we will explain to you in easy to understand terms. We can then discuss the treatment options and go from there. Our treatments or interventions may involve techniques such as:
- hands-on stretching, massage and joint mobilization,
exercise programs for stretching, strengthening, and control,
education and advice about the condition, management, posture, prevention of recurrence,
taping or bracing,
warm up & cool down techniques
You may however be looking for an exercise program to improve your flexibility, strength, or posture, or perhaps some advice and education on a particular problem. We can help with this too.
As physios we are taught to assess – treat or intervene – reassess. At each appointment we will therefore assess to establish how you are progressing, make necessary adjustments to the management plan or try new options, and then reassess that effect.
Every customer’s situation and needs are different, so your program will be customized to you. We will document for you what is required, but we don’t use any generic exercise sheets.