Your initial consultation will always take an hour, this gives us the opportunity to listen to the history of your symptoms and any related past injury, trauma or operations that maybe related directly or indirectly to your current complaint/symptoms. A thorough assessment will also help shape the clinical examination in order to reach the correct diagnosis and execute treatment straight away.
Functional examination will then follow looking at posture, movement patterns, biomechanics in standing, walking, and examining for any compensatory patterns of movement and dysfunction.
A thorough clinical examination of the area of complaint/symptoms with a series of clinical tests will be carried out. Assessing range of motion, stability, motor control, strength deficits, neurodynamics and associated tests that we may feel are relevant to your symptoms or area of complaint.
In the sporting client some sport specific testing may also take place if appropriate. Assessing movement patterns functionally as in jogging, running, cutting, acceleration or deceleration and change of direction. This is to determine the ability to handle load.
All examination and assessment findings will be discussed with you. We will work together with you to plan your management and treatment, which will be based on your symptoms and personal goals.