What to expect at your first visit
Each of our clinics has car parking available next to the facility. If you require disabled access to the clinic (such as the use of a lift), please mention this when making your booking to we can advise you accordingly.
Upon arrival, you will need to check in with reception, where you will be greeted by your therapist or trainer. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your appointment time if possible so that we can collect some information about you prior to your appointment and maximise the time you spend with your therapist. You can print and fill out this form directly from the website and bring it with you if you so wish.
Please note: If you are under 16 years of age, you will need a parent/guardian to accompany you. If you are over 16 and would like a friend/family member to accompany, please feel free to do so. We may be able to arrange a chaperone to come in on your treatment should you wish but please request this in advance and prior to your appointment as we cannot guarantee availability on the day.
Therapy Clinic Initial Assessment
Your session will begin with a conversation with your therapist to discuss your case and your needs. Following this, a physical examination will be performed which will enable our therapists to form a working diagnosis. This will be explained to you, along with your treatment options and an idea of expected outcomes. We always try and allocate enough time to enable us to provide some form of treatment within this first session as well, along with some advice so that you can help yourself progress day to day.
An hour is allocated for this initial session and we would expect you to bring shorts and a strap top (females) as your therapist may need to expect the area of injury, as well as other joints that may be contributing to your condition. Please feel free to ask your therapist questions about your condition or the treatment you are receiving at any time and they would be happy to talk you through your condition.
If your therapist feels our treatment is not appropriate for your condition or if further investigations are required, they will discuss this with you and recommend what they deem the most beneficial options for you.
Your initial consultation will start with a discussion between you and your trainer, whereby they will determine your current activity levels, interests and training and fitness goals. Your trainer will then take you through a vigorous examination whereby we will be analysing your physical condition by means of a low intensity fit (VO2 Max) test, blood pressure, weight, body fat percentage, hydration levels, circumference measurements and postural and biomechanical analyses.
Together you and your trainer will form a training plan that fits your new training plan into your daily schedule, maximising your chances of achieving your health and fitness goals.