YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT

What to Expect and How to Make the Most Out of It

Nervous about your first visit to Above and Beyond Physiotherapy? Don’t worry. We’ve outlined the entire process to be followed by new patients, so that you can ease into it. This way, you’ll know what to expect from us before you come here. You can come relaxed, prepared, and ready to make the most out of it.

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What Should I Wear?

Our physiotherapists may have to expose the site of injury to be able to diagnose the root cause of the problem you are facing. So, wear something loose, comfortable and something that can help you undress easily to your underwear. Please bring shorts. A towel is available which can be worn and adjusted to expose only the area needed.
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When Should I Arrive?

Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the timeslot of your appointment. You might have to find a parking spot and spend some time at the reception. New patients are given a registration form, consent form, and a medical history questionnaire. You’ll need some time to fill them up. The receptionist will then direct you to the waiting area.
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Introduction

At your appointment time, your physiotherapist will come to you, introduce themselves, and take you to your private treatment room. If you like, you can be accompanied inside by your friends and family. Above and Beyond Physiotherapy even offers you chaperone services if you require.
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Initial Consultation

Your appointment will begin with a quick discussion on your injury – how it happened, when it happened, the severity of pain, and other related issues. Please answer all the questions asked by your physiotherapist.
5

Physical Check-up

The practitioner will then perform a thorough physical assessment of your injury, pain point, or condition. This may take some time, depending on your unique case. Some of the factors that the physiotherapist may look for are:
- Tenderness
- Swelling
- Soft tissue integrity
- Inflammation
- Joint rotation
- Posture and gait problems
- Muscle length and strength
- Discrepancies in nerve function
- Bone or ligament problems
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Diagnosis

The expert will then provide you with a working diagnosis and explain it to you in clear terms that you can understand.
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Treatment

In most cases, the treatment begins right from the first visit. You must understand that physiotherapy treatments are medium to long term treatments and in the beginning, the pain may worsen in some cases before it alleviates entirely. The choice of treatment by the physiotherapist will be determined based on the clinical evidence and may include:
- sports massage
- electrotherapy
- dry needling
- rehabilitation
- jaw and vestibular services
- laser therapy
- standard physiotherapy services
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Follow-up Treatments and Q&As

At the end of your first treatment session, you will be provided with a detailed treatment plan. You can choose your treatment plan and the schedule to make the most out of it. You can also ask any doubts and questions that you might have about your condition or treatment plan.
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Aftercare

The physiotherapist may prescribe you home exercises or email you a detailed workout routine to aid in your complete recovery.

Our objective is to make your treatment smooth, convenient, and relaxing, which puts you on a path to complete recovery. A bit of preparation from your side can help us make sure that you get maximum benefit from the treatment.