Initial Consultation & What to Expect

You’ve taken the first step towards a healthier, pain-free life by booking your initial physiotherapy session with Braybrook Physio. If you’re unsure about what to expect, worry not – we’re here to guide you through the process and help you understand what your first physiotherapy session will entail.

What to Bring

  • Doctor’s Referral: If you’ve been referred by a doctor, please remember to bring your referral along with any relevant investigations such as X-rays, MRIs, or CT scans.
  • Insurance Information: If you have private health insurance, don’t forget to bring your insurance card.
  • WorkCover/TAC/DVA/NDIS Claims: If your injury is being treated under WorkCover, TAC, DVA, or NDIS, make sure to bring all the necessary information related to your claim.

How to Dress

We recommend wearing clothing and shoes suitable for exercise during your physiotherapy session. Loose-fitting clothing is ideal as it allows easy access to the area we’ll be evaluating and treating. For instance, if you have a knee problem, wearing shorts is advisable. A tank top is suitable for shoulder issues, and for lower back problems, opt for loose-fitting shirts and pants to enable a thorough examination.

What to Expect

Listen

Your initial session begins with a comprehensive discussion. Our physiotherapists are interested in understanding your complete health history, including past injuries, general health, medication, job, hobbies, and most importantly, the challenges you’ve faced since sustaining your injury. This conversation helps us build a clear picture of your condition before moving on to the physical examination.

Assess

In the assessment phase, your physiotherapist will ask you to perform a set of movements. They may also assess your strength to identify areas that may require attention. This examination helps pinpoint the structure or muscle responsible for your pain. Our goal is to efficiently uncover the root cause of your discomfort, so we can initiate the recovery process promptly. Additionally, your physiotherapist may employ “special tests” designed to target specific structures, aiding in confirming a diagnosis.

Discuss

After the initial physical examination, your physiotherapist will provide a clear explanation of what’s happening and the reason behind your pain. They will discuss the various treatment techniques and offer advice to support your rehabilitation.

Treat

Your physiotherapist may utilise a range of treatment techniques tailored to your specific condition. These may include joint mobilisation, manipulations, soft tissue massage, dry needling, electrotherapy, specific stretches, and strengthening exercises.

Prescribe

To aid in your recovery, your physiotherapist will recommend exercises and provide guidance on activities to be performed at home before your next appointment. We use state-of-the-art digital exercise prescription through Physitrack, which grants you access to exercise videos. You can also monitor your adherence using the app and communicate with your physio if you have any concerns.

Your initial physiotherapy session at Braybrook Physio is a collaborative effort to understand, diagnose, and treat your condition effectively. We are committed to helping you regain your well-being and mobility. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to working with you on your path to recovery.

Braybook Physio & Allied Health Clinic

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed