Initial assessment

During your one-to-one outpatient assessment, you will see a qualified physiotherapist who will:

  • discuss your problem with you
  • give you a thorough examination
  • provide you with an explanation of your symptoms
  • agree a plan on how to help you achieve your goals and your best possible outcome

Treatment options

We have a wide range of treatment options to help you with your condition and you will receive advice and education as part of your treatment.

Our classes are designed to include an educational component and will cover:

  • condition management advice
  • the importance of regular exercise

Our classes enable you to have the confidence to continue with exercising after your treatment, either independently or at a local gym.

If for some reason you fail to reach your expected outcomes, our physiotherapists will liaise directly with your GP to discuss if specialist medical assessments are needed for you.

What can you do to help us with your treatment?

During your first appointment, we will find out as much as possible about how your problem started and how it is affecting you.

  • We will discuss what your goals and concerns are. To help us properly assess your problem have a think about what you would like to achieve from your treatment
  • We will ask for your permission to remove some of your outer clothing so that we can see the affected area and perform movements and tests on you to establish the exact cause of your problem. You may feel more comfortable bringing a vest top and shorts to wear depending on the location of your problem.
  • We aim to see you the time stated on your appointment letter; however, some appointments do run over time. To help us keep to appointment times, please allow plenty of time to reach the hospital, park and get to the Physiotherapy department for your appointment.

Please check which hospital your appointment is at before you start your journey. If you are unable to make your appointment, please contact us and let us know.

Appointment reminders

  • Bring a list of your current medication
  • If you have been sent a form to complete please remember to bring it with you
  • Have a think about what you would like to achieve from your treatment
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Arrive for your appointment on time
  • Contact us if you are unable to attend

How long will my assessment or treatment session last?

Your initial assessment may last up to 60 minutes. Follow up treatment sessions may last up to 30 minutes. If you attend a class, you should expect to attend for up to 90 minutes.