New patient initial assessment, face to face (approx 60 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 session will comprise of Roz asking several questions surrounding your problem to ascertain what is going on. Including a detailed past medical history. Then there will be a physical examination to look at 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, but this is not routinely used.
Finally Roz will be able to give you an explanation of what she thinks is happening and some advice to improve things, including a few exercises to try.
It is advisable 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.
Follow up treatment session, face to face (approx 30 mins)
You can only attend a follow up session after you have had an initial assessment by Roz.
A follow up session will be spent reviewing the advice and exercises already given at the end of the assessment, to check that things are improving. If so, your exercises might be progressed. But if symptoms have not changed then Roz will retest and relook at what has happened and try a different treatment approach or different exercises. These sessions may include appropriate hands on treatment modalities like massage, mobilisations, and taping with your consent. Roz is aware some people prefer a ‘hands off’ approach through only exercises and advice, and this is totally fine.
Functional/Postural Assessment, face to face (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.