Things you need to know about your first visit, from what to wear, what to bring & what to expct during the initial assessment


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What to expect on your first visit

Please bring any referral letters or imaging / scans you may have been given to the appointment. 


The clinician can only carry out a clinical assessment, treatment or procedure with your informed consent.  Information will be provided on benefits and risks, whether there are reasonable alternatives.


All appointments with the clinician are confidential; we cannot disclose any information to any other person including your GP or other healthcare professional without your agreement.


During your appointment your clinician will take a verbal history, perform a physical examination and may discuss and suggest a treatment approach, which may well be physical in nature.

You are welcome to wear our shorts, but please feel free to bring your own gym wear. 


Your consultation may require you to

  • Undress to your underwear or shorts / vest

  • Perform physical tests that may increase or reduce your symptoms

  • Be involved with physical contact with the clinician

  • Perform physical activity


Your treatment appointments

  • Should relieve symptoms, however certain treatments may initially worsen symptoms prior to relieving them

  • It is not uncommon to feel an increase in pain / soreness later that day or the following day

  • If at any point you are concerned please do not hesitate to contact us


During assessments or appointment we want to ensure you are comfortable, you are welcome to 

  • Be accompanied by a friend / relative or you may ask for a chaperone

  • Patients under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the initial assessment.  If the legal guardian agrees then a 12-16yr old may attend for subsequent appointments without the legal guardian or chaperone. However this is at the discretion of the Physiotherapist. Patients under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times

  • Ask the clinician to stop treatment at any time

  • It is your duty to inform the clinician of any MEDICAL CONDITION that you suffer from.

  • It is imperative that the clinician is informed about artificial metallic implants including pacemakers

If you have any questions at any point throughout the course of your appointment please do not hesitate to ask