WHAT HAPPENS AT THE APPOINTMENT?
When you come to clinic (either in person, or via a video consultation), I’ll listen carefully to what’s been troubling you, how long it’s been going on, I’ll be asking lots of questions about your symptoms, the way your injury occurred, and how you’ve been training. I want to know what your goals are, and what you may have tried so far to get better.
Next, I’ll examine you, watching carefully how you move, and how limited or poorly controlled movement in other areas of your body might be contributing to your problem.
Diagnostic tests (such as an MRI scan) may be required to confirm your diagnosis, and then we can put together a proper treatment plan.
I’ll go through any test results with you (explaining what we can see in the imaging), and then I’ll discuss the treatment options with you. Occasionally a procedure (such as an ultrasound-guided injection) might be needed to get your recovery kick-started, and if you’ve been referred by your physio or osteopath, (with your permission) I’ll liaise with them about your rehab. We might also want to add in care from a podiatrist, clinical pilates instructor, or a strength and conditioning coach (or personal trainer).
Most importantly, you’ll leave with a good understanding of how your injury occurred, what you can expect during your recovery, and how to be robust for your return to sport or your chosen activity.