WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU COME FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMENT AT THE CLINIC
Our aim is to ease your pain by getting to the root of its cause. So the first thing we do is examine where the pain is and find out what’s troubling you.
Because we’re dealing with joint and muscle problems, we may need you to undress so that we can fully examine you, so please bear this in mind when you choose which clothes to wear. All of your body, except the part requiring therapy, will be covered with a blanket throughout treatment. We have both male and female staff and you are very welcome to request a particular sex of therapist, if this would help you feel more relaxed.
You may also feel more comfortable and relaxed if you come along with someone you know well to chaperone you. Please note that all patients under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone – this is a legal requirement.
What should you wear for assessment and treatment?
Neck and shoulder pain:
You’ll be asked to undress to your waist, so females are advised to wear a suitable bra.
Arm and hand pain:
Elbow and hand pain can often originate from the neck, so you may be required to undress to your waist. Again, females are advised to wear a suitable bra.
Lower back and hip pain:
You’ll be asked to undress down to your underwear, so suitable underwear is recommended. You may choose to wear shorts, as long as they are not too restrictive.
Knee and lower leg pain:
Generally, only exposure below the waist is required so shorts are advisable. Please note that some pain below the knee may originate from the lower back, so suitable underwear is advised.
Physiotherapy can be helpful for conditions such as:
Nerve Pain anywhere in the body
Joint Problems, such as frozen shoulder, knee pain and ankle pain
Growing pains in children
What to expect to happen after assessment at The Clinic
Once a diagnosis has been made, your physiotherapist will recommend an appropriate course of treatment and therapeutic exercises. The more your adhere to the advice and exercises given, the better and quicker the outcome will be.