Your initial Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy appointment will last approximately 1 hour; and will include a thorough assessment of your current and past medical history. Any scans, reports and medication lists are helpful at this stage; there may be questionnaires to complete and a physical assessment will follow. The content of your assessment will vary depending on the condition that you are seeking treatment for, and may include analysis of your posture, movement, balance, walking, muscle strength, muscle tone or flexibility.
Recognised and validated outcome measures are used to set a baseline to work from, and we will discuss your own personal goals. If you present with a complex condition, it may not be possible to complete the whole assessment at your first appointment, but this will be discussed with you and a treatment plan for the elements assessed will still be commenced.