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What to Expect During Your First Physiotherapy Treatment in South Surrey & White Rock

At your first treatment session, your physiotherapist will do a full examination and perform a detailed assessment of your condition. This session could include hands-on treatment and the use of modalities and exercise equipment.

Once your physiotherapist has examined you, your diagnosis will be confirmed in conjunction with other available medical information from your doctor, including radiology, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and other imaging reports. Any questions are welcome and encouraged throughout the visit.

The diagnosis and recommendations will be explained clearly to you along with any suggestions for further diagnostic tests. Most musculoskeletal problems can be addressed by the physiotherapist but if you need any further assessment your physiotherapist will connect with your GP (General Practitioner) or referring specialist.

Your physiotherapist will work with you to develop an effective treatment plan that takes into account your work, leisure activities and general health.

Your treatment plan will combine hands-on treatment with advice on how you can help yourself through specific home based exercises and other options.

How Long and What to Wear

Initial appointments usually take around 60 minutes. Allow about the same time for follow-up visits depending on the type of injury and treatment involved. It is best to wear gym attire or loose comfortable clothing and preferably shorts or very loose stretch pants for examination of lower extremities. For examination of shoulders, backs, hips and knees, you may need to remove some items of clothing depending on the problem area. We will provide you with a gown if you prefer.

What to Bring

If you have any reports, X-rays, CT (Computerized Tomography) or MRI scans, bring them with you to your first appointment. If you do not have them, we can access them directly from the hospital or clinic.

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