What do I need to bring?
Your practitioner will need to have access to the area that you are struggling with. Due to this we advise that you bring loose fitting shorts if you have an issue with any part of your pelvis, hip, thigh, knee, calf or ankle. If it is the neck, back or shoulder then the practitioner may ask you to take off your top. Due to this for female patients we advise wearing a bra you are comfortable to go down to.
As our Sports Injury practitioners will be looking at the specific movements for your chosen sport it can sometimes be useful to bring sports clothing. Don’t worry, we won’t be giving you a tough work out! Its just useful for us to see the way you move so we can help correct any issues.
What can I expect from my first appointment?
Your practitioner will spend time taking a detailed history of your present complaint along with a full medical history. They will also ask questions about your current training programme along with details of your chosen sport. This information is essential for the practitioner to form an initial impression of what the issue and cause could be. They will then ask you to do specific movements and carry out specific clinical tests to confirm their diagnosis.
Once your practitioner has decided on their initial diagnosis you will receive a full report of findings. This will involve an in-depth explanation of your issue along with the causes and then the advised treatment plan based on up to date research. It is important that during this report of findings you ask any questions that you have.
If you confirm you are happy and agree to the treatment plan outlined, the practitioner will deliver some treatment if appropriate.
What Techniques will be used?
Our practitioners are handpicked for their experience in private practice, professional sport and working in multi-disciplinary teams. Due to this they will use techniques common in Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Sports Rehabilitation. This includes but is not restricted to; joint manipulation, joint mobilisation, myofascial dry needling, trigger point release, soft tissue massage and exercise prescription.
What if the practitioner can’t help?
There are some rare instances where the practitioner will not be able to treat the issue. If this is the case we have strong relationships with surrounding practices who may have individuals more suited to treat you. If this is the case we will refer you over to have you back on track in no time.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us. We are always here to help!