What to expect at my appointment or consultation
Your first consultation will typically be 40 minutes, but up 60 minutes depending on the complexity of your condition. It’s a good idea to wear comfortable clothing that will allow your physiotherapist or hand therapist to assess your condition and treat you.
During your initial consultation, we’ll ask you about your current problem and the impact on your life and activities. Expect questions about previous injuries, your general medical health and wellbeing and your physical goals. This is followed by a physical examination to establish what anatomical structure/s are the source of your pain or symptoms and what underlying factors might be contributing to the problem.
From here, your clinician will discuss the findings with you and work out a plan for you, including the different treatment options. The treatment plan is tailored especially to you. Follow-up consultations continue the treatment process and depending how you are progressing, adjustments are made to the plan.
Keeping safe with Covid-19 - Alert Level 2
The safety of our clients and team is most important to us. At Alert Levels 1 and 2 all of our clinics are open for in person consultations. If you prefer a telehealth (video or phone) consultation, just let our reception team know.
We have a number of extra precautions in place to protect your health including extra cleaning and sanitisation. We will ask you to:
- Rebook your appointment if you are feeling unwell.
- Come alone to your appointment, if possible.
- Wear a mask as soon as you enter the clinic and throughout your appointment.
- Check in using the Covid-19 QR code on arrival and sanitise your hands on arrival and exit.