*DUE TO COVID-19 THERE HAS HAD TO BE CHANGES TO THE APPOINTMENT STRUCTURE*
New patient consultation, virtual (approx 30 mins)
This is for anyone with an injury, or pain anywhere in their body, including headaches, pins and needles, post fracture or post op. This will comprise of Roz asking several questions surrounding your problem to ascertain what is going on. Finally giving you an explanation of what is happening, advice to improve things, and some exercises or ‘things to change’. It is expected after trying out the advice and exercises if there is no improvement a face to face appointment might be necessary. If things have improved then an existing patient virtual review might help to progress the exercises and maintain the improvement.
Complex new patient consultation, virtual and face to face (30 mins virtual, and 30 mins face to face)
This is for anyone with an injury, or pain anywhere in their body, including headaches, pins and needles, post fracture or post op. This will comprise of Roz asking several questions surrounding your problem to ascertain what is going on. If it appears obvious early on, that things are complex and she needs to see you in person, then a 30 min face to face appointment will be booked to complete the assessment. This will compromise of a physical examination to see the area with specific tests to clarify what might be causing the problem. On some areas of the body it might be relevant for Roz to use diagnostic ultrasound to view certain superficial structures in more detail and how they are functioning.
Finally Roz will be able to give you an explanation of what is happening and advice to improve things. Usually there is time to give out some exercises or ‘things to change’.
Then it is adviseable to return for as many treatment sessions as necessary for you and Roz to work together in rehabilitating the problem back to your full function, with long term benefits.
Existing patient virtual review (approx 30 mins)
These sessions will be spent reviewing how your feeling, and the advice and exercises given in your initial consultation. Then progressing or changing exercises or your daily routine as necessary.
Face to face follow up (approx 30 mins)
You can only attend a face to face session after you have had a virtual consultation by Roz, whereby clinical reasoning for seeing you has been discussed vs the risks of contracting COVID-19. Your consent, and a checklist of instructions will be necessary to hear before attending this session
They will be spent reviewing the advice and exercises already given, changing them as appropriate. Undertaking any tests or observations of movement patterns, and any appropriate hands on treatment modalities like massage, taping, mobilisations.
Functional Assessment virtually (approx 30 mins)
This is a preventative service to assess your current posture, and advise on how you can function in the best way to avoid problems in the future, or past problems reoccurring.
This will consist of Roz asking several questions about your lifestyle, your job, about any past injuries or past medical history. It might be that you or family members have noticed changes in your posture or in the way you walk or move and you are concerned about. You might have experienced changes in your sleep pattern or fitness that concerns you. Or you might have changed jobs and the physical nature of it, or maybe the sedentary nature concerns you.
Roz will provide you with advice on what you can do in order to function and move in the best way possible, to avoid getting any long term pains or postural changes in the future. She might need you to send her photos of your posture to help diagnose, and you might need a face to face appointment to understand fully how to do the exercises correctly.