Your First Appointment

What to expect at your first appointment?

At your child’s first Physiotherapy appointment we will aim to find out about your child’s difficulties and how Physiotherapy might be able to help.

We advise parents to come to the first initial appointment to give consent and information needed.  You will be asked about your child’s development, any medication they may be taking, how they are managing at school, things they like to do, their abilities and difficulties, any pain they are suffering  from.  Your child will be involved as much as possible in these discussions. Your child will then need to be appropriately undressed for the physical examination. This is important in order to assess your child appropriately; in this case they may want to wear shorts.

Once the Physiotherapist has assessed your child, they will discuss their findings with you and together establish a plan for your child’s treatment if this is required. This may include what we can do to help you and what you and your child can do at home to continue the treatment.  You will always have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

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