After an initial consultation with a Consultant Rheumatologist, a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment will follow with one of our Specialist Physiotherapists. Depending on appointment availability, the assessment may take place on the same day in the Physiotherapy department situated in the main hospital building.
The (physiotherapy) assessment will be carried out by one of our specialist physiotherapists. Please allow up to an hour and a half for your appointment, although this may include report writing by the physiotherapist. The examination will include gathering information about your symptoms (attained from your specific history), followed by a detailed physical examination to identify how your symptoms are affecting you day to day.
The assessment will conclude with a discussion on the treatment planned and there will be time to answer any questions you may have. You may be asked to undress as part of the assessment so it may be worth bringing shorts/vest top. A report is written detailing the proposed treatment plan and this is sent to your consultant.