During your first appointment your physiotherapist will ask lots of questions to understand your pain, discomfort or injury and discover the causes. This may involve a physical examination. Usually you can remain fully dressed but please wear comfortable loose fitting clothing if possible.
Your physiotherapist will complete a comprehensive clinical assessment and will fully explain their findings and any diagnosis with you before discussing treatment options, which can often begin straight away. Initial consultations are usually 30 minutes long and usually include both assessment and treatment.
Physios are trained in manual therapy which means we are ‘hands-on’ with our patients. Your treatment plan may include massage and joint mobilisation and manipulation, as well as muscle stretching, which we achieve using a wide variety of techniques.
To complement our manual skills we sometimes make use of different techniques to assist in your rehabilitation. These can include strapping or taping techniques, supplying braces and supports as well as acupuncture trigger point therapy.
As physiotherapists we are highly trained in exercise prescription and often give our patients exercises to do at home or in our on-site gym to help their recovery.
We work closely with your GP or specialist and will refer you for further medical consultation if required.
Contact us to find out how we can help you or to make an appointment. Referrals are not necessary. Your visit may be covered by ACC, to find out what is and isn’t covered visit the ACC website here >