At your first visit we need to find out about what’s wrong and about you. We will take your details in the form of a case history, asking about your present condition and what affects it, your past medical history and anything else that maybe making the problem worse. You can bring a friend or relative with you if you are happy for them to stay in your consultation.
We will then examine you. For this you may need to remove some clothing so that we can check the areas affected, checking for muscles that are tight and observing how the joints move.
If you are unsure about this please let us know or bring along some loose clothing that you can move freely in.
We may carry out some tests to help us reach a diagnosis and be able to tell you what is causing the problem.
Once we have explained this and answered any questions you have, we will with your consent, proceed to treatment.
So what can I expect as treatment?
We use massage like techniques, ultrasound, stretching, move the joints and where indicated manipulation to free restricted joints.
Treatment is not painful and we will be checking with you all the way for you feedback as to what you are feeling.
We will give you advice on what will help the problem and some gentle exercises to relieve the problem.