About your appointment
Your first appointment will usually be between 45 - 60 minutes long, and 30 minutes for any further follow up appointment. You may be asked to complete a questionnaire about your pain and general health on arrival before seeing a clinician for your initial assessment. There will be time for you to explain your problem fully before a physical examination takes place.
To be able to assess you it might be necessary to ask you to remove your top or trousers. You might therefore feel more comfortable if you wear (or bring with you) a vest top or shorts. You have the right to request a chaperone to be present during your appointment and we would happy to provide this for you if required. You also have the right to request a male or female clinician if you would prefer. We will ask for your consent before completing our assessment and you have the right to decline any parts of your assessment.
We are able to organise interpreters for a several different languages upon request, dependant on availability.
All of our clinicians are registered members of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). We are actively involved in teaching students and other members of the physiotherapy team. We may ask if you are happy for a student or another member of staff to be present during your appointment.