During Your First Visit

Your physiotherapist will complete a

biomechanical assessment

of your injury or area of pain to see where treatment needs to be focused.

“No two people are the same and so there is no standard “recipe” for getting you back to your life and sport. All our treatments are geared specifically to you and what we find during your assessment.”

Here is a quick overview of what to expect during your first visit so you can feel prepared when you arrive.

1. greeting

After checking in with our receptionist, your physiotherapist will come and greet you and take you to a private assessment room.

2. interview

Your physiotherapist will do a thorough interview with you. The initial assessment will include a detailed history of your current injury or issue, as well as a discussion about past injuries or surgeries, work postures and positions, sports and home activity requirements.

3. examination

The physical therapist will perform a local postural examination and do a thorough biomechanical assessment of the injury to identify all areas that may require strengthening, mobilization, myofascial work, neurodynamic mobility or postural correction. Your physiotherapist will observe how you move through your painful area and will test the strength and length of local muscles as necessary.

4. explanation

At the end of your assessment, you will have a good understanding of the source of your pain. You and your therapist will identify your goals for recovery and an individual treatment plan will be made.

5. treatment

Over the course of your next few visits, your therapist will treat your injury, as well as show you any home exercises that will become an important part of your recovery and return to activity. You will be an active participant in your treatment and recovery.

6. follow-up visits

At the end of your visit you’ll schedule return appointments for additional treatment and monitoring as you return to health.

Don’t Forget

You should wear or bring appropriate clothing for treatment and assessment.

Lower body injuries

(lower back, foot, leg, hip or groin)

  • Comfortable shorts are recommended
Upper body injuries

(head, neck, upper back, shoulder or arm)

  • Tank top or t-shirt are recommended

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