What to expect
The first visit to the clinic is for an initial assessment
which takes up to an hour.
This is necessary to allow the physiotherapists to
gain an understanding of the problem you are attending for and also
what has happened in the past. The structure of this part of the
assessment is in the form of questions and discussion about the
This is followed by an objective examination which
involves checking the range of mobility of the joints and structures
involved, tests of various structures and also checking for tenderness
Once this is completed we will explain what we have
found, what we feel is the appropriate form of treatment and what
you can do yourself.
It is important to wear suitable clothing for this
assessment to allow the physiotherapist to have access to the area.
For neck and shoulder problems it is necessary to remove shirts/blouses
therefore females may be happier to wear a vest top and for lower
limb problems and lower back problems it is necessary to remove
trousers therefore shorts would be helpful.