First Consultation – What and How?
Physio Support Dublin
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The visit will begin with a Subjective Assessment, i.e., a medical interview, during which your physiotherapist will ask you several detailed questions about the health problem you are coming with, your medical history, family history, etc. In order to proceed to the next stage of the visit, you will have to give verbal consent to physiotherapy. All information and your consent will be recorded in the electronic patient card. Your certified physiotherapist will then conduct a detailed examination of the specific health problem you have come to us with. You can be sure that everything you say will remain completely confidential.
The next step is Objective Assessment: Physiotherapist will perform a clinical examination, including several professional tests, to check posture, function, range of motion, muscle tone, flexibility, strength, balance, as well as neurological and pain responses. Based on the results, he will be able to conduct a Physiotherapy Analysis, i.e. find the cause of your symptoms and diagnose you accordingly.
The physiotherapist will then discuss the Treatment Plan with you, which is the fourth and final step. You will find out exactly what your diagnosis is, what type of therapy is recommended for you, and what is the estimated number of sessions you need to attend to reach your goal and recover.