Want to know what you just got yourself into? Here are some expectations to help you breeze through your first visit.
First of all, RELAX! I promise, it is not bad at all. The first part of my evaluation is getting to know you. I want to know your history, activities you like to do, your pain and problems you are having. I may even ask you weird stuff about your breathing, sleeping habits, even dental history!
Then comes the assessment. As I mentioned before, I like to assess your whole body. I’m going to look at your pelvis, your ribcage, your shoulders, hips and neck. I will look at your strength, range of motion, and balance. I usually perform between 15-25 mini tests on you. It will take about 15-20 minutes and I will talk you through the whole thing. It shouldn’t hurt!
Finally, I’ll discuss my results with you. I think it’s so important to let you know my findings and why it’s important! Usually I find some things in other areas beside your area of pain. We will do 1-2 exercises and/or manual treatments as a tester to see how you do with them. I will give you some homework of those 1-2 exercises.
Every visit will be 100% one-on-one with me and I will reassess a few things at every visit. It won’t be the whole assessment, but tests that I think are important to you. That’s how we will track your progress. I will set a plan for you and work to progress you every visit as long as your pain continues to decrease.
I hope this gives you some reassurance on what to expect with your visits with me. I look forward to working with you!