INDIVIDUAL PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMENTS
Our experienced physiotherapist will assess you using detailed history-taking as well as specific physical tests and measures, such as flexibility or range of motion. He or she will then analyze the assessment findings and use clinical reasoning to establish a diagnosis. Together, you will explore your current abilities and functional needs so the physiotherapist can plan treatments that are consistent with your goals and general health status, and which incorporate approaches and techniques supported by the best evidence available.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?
On arrival, you will be asked to fill out paperwork concerning your injury and consent to treatment. Your physiotherapist will then conduct a detailed assessment of your problem or condition.
PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSESSMENTS TAKE ROUGHLY 30-45 MINUTES AND NORMALLY INVOLVE:
A detailed history including questions about:Your physiotherapist will then proceed with objective findings such as:
- Where you’re having the problem
- How the problem started
- How the problem is affecting your ability to do daily activities
- Your past medical history & any medications you are taking
- A detailed physical examination
- Checking your posture
- Examination of range of motion
- Testing for muscle strength, ligaments, tendons, and nerves
Your physiotherapist may also check your balance, walking or how much you can lift or carry.
Once the assessment is complete, your physiotherapist will diagnose what is causing the problem and discuss a physiotherapy treatment program.
You will then be asked to give consent to the treatment program. Before giving consent, make sure you fully understand the treatment plan. Ask if you need clarification and your physiotherapist will explain the treatment plan in more detail.