Your Assessment is likely to include in-depth questioning on presentation of symptoms, mechanism of injury and past medical history so if you have any documentation relating to your injury please bring it with you (x-rays, scans, operation notes, prescriptions, blood results). The assessment moves swiftly onto movement analysis, musculoskeletal range, flexibility and strength testing. Then to specific orthopedic, neurological and functional testing. Your therapist will keep you informed throughout the assessment of what they are finding and how this is directing the examination.
Your physiotherapist will discuss with you the results of the assessment and outline a treatment plan that suits you.
Your therapist may need to observe you doing certain activities, particularly those that are causing you pain. This may involve you having to remove some clothing, our therapists are highly experienced and if you feel uncomfortable at any point just inform them and they can adjust the assessment accordingly.