Q: What should I expect on the first appointment?
At your first Physiotherapy appointment you will be asked questions to establish your goals and how best to manage your presentation.
The next part of the appointment is a physical assessment where specific tests are completed to help establish best management. These tests might include moving a limb or completing functional tasks.
From this best-practice treatment is suggested. You may receive treatment within the initial appointment and there will be tasks to do at home such as specific exercises or advice.
Q: What do I need to wear when having Physiotherapy?
Wear clothes that are easy to move around in. The Physiotherapist will want to see the affected area, so wear appropriate clothing e.g. shorts, vest tops or appropriate underwear.
Q: What do I need to access online Physiotherapy?
You will need access to a smartphone, tablet or laptop with a camera. Headphones can be useful but not necessary.
You will be sent a link via email; simply click on the link when it is your appointment. There is no need to download an app or software, however Google chrome works best.
Consider where you will take the call; you will be asked to move around and be “hands free”. The device may need to be placed on the floor or at body/ shoulder height. We will advice during the call what you need to do.