Your first appointment
We provide specific appointment times and do our best not to keep our patients waiting. For your first appointment, please arrive a little early and report to the reception desk. Our receptionist will provide you with a 'contact details' form for you to complete.
Your treating physiotherapist will meet you in the waiting room and will escort you to your assessment room, where a detailed history and thorough assessment will be undertaken. Your treating physiotherapist will explain their findings to you and will encourage you to ask as many questions as you need to. The better you understand what is causing your symptoms, the better your outcome will be. Your physiotherapist will then design a treatment plan tailored specifically for your needs. We encourage you to take an active role in the design of a treatment program that will fit with your schedule and achieve the best outcome as soon as possible.
We have wide international experience of many treatment methods and will offer the best selection of treatments to meet your needs. We take a very hands-on approach to the treatment of our patients and you may be assured that you will be in good hands. We also believe that knowledge is power and so all of your treatment sessions will involve education to help you understand how your symptoms have developed and how to overcome them. The clinic has a well equipped gym area, including Pilates equipment and if required for your presentation, we will teach you exercises that will help restore your body to its best function.
The number of follow-ups you require will depend on your individualised treatment plan. Some patients will benefit from regular treatments in our rooms for the initial healing period whilst others will do better with a more independent approach of practicing specially designed exercises at home. We will negotiate the most appropriate approach for you. We avoid over-treating our patients.
What to wear:
It is best to wear loose, comfortable clothing to your appointments as you may need to learn some exercises and you should find it easy to move. You may also need to undress to some degree to allow thorough assessment of your joints and muscles. Draping will be offered to provide you with maximum privacy but it will help if you have some shorts and a sleeveless top to wear.