What to Expect at your Appointment
Now that you've decided to try the "More Than PT" approach and are preparing for your first appointment, know that I am looking forward to working with you to improve your health and wellness. I don't want you to have any surprises during your time at Performance Physio. Here are some things to expect:
I recommend coming to the appointment wearing workout clothes or something you can comfortably move around in (we do have a changing room). Good closed-toed shoes are also recommended.
During the entire appointment you will be working 1-on-1 with only me. I won't pass you off or leave you unsupervised on an exercise bike or other exercise equipment.
Each evaluation (first appointment) is started with a conversation. I want to take the time to listen to you concerns, pain, injury or limitation, story, medical history, and most importantly your goals. This also allows for you to get to know a little more about me as well.
We will then transition to the evaluation portion of our time together. During this time I will gently go through some diagnostic testing, while keeping open communication with you. I will continue to keep you informed of my findings and let you know what is happening and why.
If there is anything I can do on this day to reduce pain or make you feel more comfortable, I will make sure it is covered as well.
Keep in mind that this first day is a time for us to get to know each other and get a basic understanding of our findings and create a plan. This not a time for us to jump to conclusions or even get the exact "diagnosis". By the end fo the appointment you will be provided wit a unique care plan designed to get you back to the performance you desire. I you decide to continue working with Performance Physio you will be informed on what to expect in terms of time and cost.
Again, I am not a fan of surprises when it comes to your care. If at any time you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to reach out. Communication is important to me and I will always answer any questions you may have.