1. How long will the session last?
An initial consultation will take up to 40 minutes and follow up appointments up to 30 minutes.
2. What will the physio want to know?
Please come prepared with a list of any medications you take and details of any surgery/procedures you have had, particularly if relevant to the present injury/problem.
The Physio will also want to know a few details about your lifestyle and whether you have hobbies or daily tasks that are affected by your current injury.
3. What should I wear?
Loose fitting clothing would be helpful but be aware you will also be asked to remove some items of clothing for the Physiotherapist to examine the affected area. For example, if the area affected is your shoulder, you will be asked to remove your top layers of clothing in order for the Physio to see your shoulder blade and upper arm.
4. Will I have to exercise during the session?
In most cases the Physiotherapist will demonstrate and teach you exercises that you will be expected to work on at home - these will vary from basic stretches to resistance exercises according to the individual. In the case of more sporty clients, the treatment itself may involve completing rehabilitation sessions in the gym.