The Physiotherapy Process: Your physiotherapist is a health professional who will help you establish and maintain a healthy active lifestyle, especially when your movement and function have been impaired by injury, aging, disability or disease.
What to expect from your consultation
Your first appointment may last 45 minutes, and will involve an interview to take a medical history as well as a physical examination. From this assessment, you and your physiotherapist will set treatment goals to restore or develop your potential. Your physiotherapist will then discuss the proposed treatment, likely outcomes and probable time frames with you.
You are welcome to ask questions so that you can make informed choices about your treatment. You may decline any treatment/s you do not wish to consent to, and have the right to do so at any time.
- Wear clothes that you will be comfortable to move in.
- You are welcome to bring friends or family with you.
- Please bring along any other important information, such as a letter from your doctor or X-rays.
Subsequent visits usually take approximately 30 minutes.
If you don’t understand a procedure or exercise, please ask your physiotherapist to explain it further or demonstrate it. If you have any side-effects from your treatment, please let your physiotherapist know immediately. If you have any changes to your medical or general condition during your course of treatment, such as pregnancy, illness or prescribed drugs, make sure you tell your physiotherapist.
If you are concerned about your progress, we will arrange for a second opinion either within, or external to our clinic.
In addition to these treatments we may also provide; Lifestyle advice to help control any chronic health problems and liaison with, and referral on to specialists when appropriate.