What to expect...
Your initial consultation will include a full written case history, including your general health, any hereditary conditions, medication taken, past and current fitness levels, previous injuries/operations/illnesses and the reason for attending.
Reasons include treatment of an injury, injury prevention (rather like an MOT), maximisation of rest and recovery from training or to improve flexibility and reduce tension. It's important to establish why you're attending and what you're hoping to achieve, during this first session.
A physical assessment will then follow and include both active and passive movements, in order to ascertain the state of injury, restriction or muscular-skeletal disorder. Please wear loose-fitting clothes, shorts (and bra for women) and bring any relevant footwear (eg. running/tennis shoes).
On the basis of both the consultation and physical assessment, I will then be able to provide a diagnosis and propose a treatment plan. This will include the treatment techniques to be used, why and to what effect. Objectives and outcomes for the treatment will be discussed and agreed by both of us prior to any treatment commencing.
Should treatment not be appropriate for any reason, I will explain this and refer you to the relevant practitioner.
I'll also advise on the likely number of treatment sessions, explain any rehabilitation exercises, as well as the process of injury recovery or performance optimisation. It's important that you understand all aspects of your treatment plan and are in agreement and are happy to proceed, so I welcome any questions during your treatment. I'm also available by phone or email should you have any queries following it.
All sessions take up to an hour and are payable at the time of treatment.
Please note that the full treatment fee will be charged if you fail to keep your appointment or cancel/amend less than 24 working hours in advance (unless your treatment slot can be re-booked). Working hours notice is Monday-Friday 8am-6pm and Saturday 8am-12noon. Appointments booked for a Monday, or a Tuesday following a bank holiday, should be cancelled or changed by midday on the Saturday prior.