During your first consultation with us your Chartered Physiotherapist will conduct a thorough physical assessment. This essential first step will assist us in determining what the structural source of your musculoskeletal pain complaint is most likely to be and enable us to provide a diagnosis followed by a planned course of treatment.
Your assessment will involve a combination of you answering relevant questions and your Physiotherapist conducting a hands-on, physical assessment of the affected body area.
Questions we will ask you
Firstly we will need to understand, in as much detail as possible, the history of your condition. Your Physiotherapist will ask you:
- When did the problem start
- Was there an injury sustained, or
- Did the problem arise for no apparent reason
In order to get an impression of how your symptoms respond to certain activities we also need to know: