Do I need an Initial Injury Consultation?
Initial consultations are recommended for all new patients or new injuries, as a way for us to identify what it is that is that brings you to our clinic. Whether it is pain, performance or recovery, we will use the initial consultation to gather as much information about your issue as possible, to ensure that we offer you the best treatment possible and you return to what you love as quick as possible. The initial consultation will also include time for treatment and advising on the recommended follow up treatment, such as manual therapy, rehabilitation and other modalities.
What to expect
During your initial consultation you can expect a thorough verbal, visual and physical assessment of your injury, to identify things such as weakness, restriction or recreation of your symptoms. For this we recommend that you bring with you any relevant medical documentation such as scan results, medication and previous diagnosis. Wearing gym or loose fitting clothing will make it easier for your therapist to assess you, you may also be asked to remove relevant clothing for your assessment and treatment. Following your assessment, your therapist will commence relevant treatment to reduce your symptoms. Guidance and advice will also be given on what you can be doing outside of our clinic to work towards your goals and the treatment that we will be able to provide for you along the way.
Benefits of online consultations
- Assessment of your pain, performance or restrictions.
- Identifying/ diagnosing the cause of your symptoms and how we can work together to reduce these.
- Education and advice on injury management
- Rehabilitation/ exercise plan