The physiotherapist will undertake a physiotherapy assessment and will guide you through a series of questions to assist in attaining an accurate diagnosis of your problem.
This is vital in establishing the goals of treatment, technique selection and future management. This process typically takes between 15 – 30 minutes depending on complexity of the problem and is broken into questioning and an objective tests.
During objective testing, we may observe movement and perform specific tests. You may be asked to remove clothing for clear observation, but there are always gowns, shorts or towels for discrete covering.
At the end of the assessment, the Physiotherapist will discuss their findings and offer a diagnosis with expected timeframes for healing, inform you of treatment options and future management.
If any of this is unclear, we encourage you to ask further questions.