A physio appointment, like most other medical appointments, is limited by time constraints. To ensure that patients get the most out of their sessions at our Epsom physio clinic, we wanted to provide you with the following tips to prepare yourself for each session and leave having experienced the most value from your session. If you’ve never experienced physiotherapy before, this will help prepare you.
To thoroughly assess your condition and provide you with the best treatment plan, your physiotherapist will need you to provide a clear history of your health on your first session with them. This may mean you taking the time before attending the appointment to think about several factors. You’ll need to provide information regarding the following:
Ensure you arrive a few minutes before your session to complete any administrative paperwork or settle any account issues that might be present.
For patients attending their first physio session, there’ll be much information to digest. Your physiotherapist will discuss your condition and treatment plan as well as guidance on safe practice techniques regarding movement and mobility. Forgetting to write down questions to ask may mean you forget to ask them. At our clinic, our physiotherapists like our patients to leave a session feeling empowered, so ask as many questions as you need to understand everything your physiotherapist discusses. The better you understand your treatment, the easier it will be for you to follow to get results.
Your physiotherapist will have to assess how well you’re able to move in your current condition, which means you’ll most likely be asked to perform several physical movements to determine joint stability and muscle function. Patients are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict movement along with comfortable footwear.
It’s worth bearing the above tips in mind to derive value from your physio appointment – and even if you’ve been attending sessions for years, remembering the above can help. Need a Physio in Epsom? Contact Cairnhill Physiotherapy today.