Coming for your first assessment?
Prior to your 1st assessment you will be sent travel directions and a pre-assessment questionnaire for you to return to us as soon as possible. This will enable us to identify your concerns and needs.
If you wish to see our support worker this can be arranged at the same time and can take approx 1 hour before or after your physiotherapy assessment which takes approx 1 1/2 hours and is carried out in a private room with a Chartered Physiotherapist.
There is opportunity for people to discuss their own particular problems and needs in relation to daily activities, including walking, wheelchair use and use of a vehicle.
The physical examination is required to measure and record the movement of the main joints of the body, tightness and strength of the muscles and lung volume and power.
We recommend that people wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing, which they are able to keep on during the assessment, unless they complain of pain or discomfort in their body, which may require closer examination and removal of the outer garments. This would only be done with the patient's clearly given consent.
At the end of the assessment, the physiotherapist will answer any questions and discuss the most suitable treatment options before agreeing to any future care.