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Your First Visit

If you are a new patient, or your previous visit to one of our clinics was more than a year ago, it is now possible for you to save some time by filling out the patient information form prior to coming for your visit.

 

 

Proceed in 2 easy steps:

  1. Make an appointment at the clinic of your choice. Click her to see a list of our conveniently location clinics.
  2. Print the attached PDF file and fill it out and bring it with you in your first visit.

Your first visit - evaluation

Before your first evaluation

  • Arrive at your appointment 10 minutes early as you will need to complete an intake form. You can also download your intake form here and speed up your registration process.
  • Provide us with your prescription for physiotherapy, if you have one.
  • Your therapist will meet with you one on one and you will be seen for the initial evaluation by the therapist.

During your evaluation your therapist will discuss the following:

  • Your medical history
  • Your current problems/complaints
  • Pain intensity, what aggravates and eases the problem
  • How this is impacting your daily activities or your functional limitations
  • Your goals with physiotherapy
  • Medications, tests and procedures related to your health.

The therapist will then perform the objective evaluation which may include some of the following:

Palpation

Touching around the area of the pain/problem. This is done to check for the presence of tenderness, swelling, soft tissue integrity, tissue temperature, inflammation etc.

Range of Motion (ROM)

Your therapist will move the joint(s) to check for the quality of movement and any restrictions.

Muscle Testing

You therapist may check for strength and the quality of the muscle contraction. Pain and weakness may be noted and muscle strength is often graded.This is also part of a neurological screening.

Neurological Screening

Your therapist may check to see how the nerves are communicating with the muscles, sensing touch, pain, vibration or temperature. Reflexes may be assessed as well.

Special Tests

Your therapist may perform special tests to confirm/rule out the presence of additional problems.

Posture Assessment

The position of joints relative to ideal and each other may be assessed.

Your therapist will then formulate a list of problems you are having and how to treat those problems. A treatment plan is developed and will include how many times you should see the therapist per week, how many weeks you will need therapy, home programs, patient education, short-term/long-term goals and what is expected after discharge from therapy. This treatment plan is created with input from you, your therapist and your doctor.

For more information about what you need to bring with you, how you should dress and how many visits to expect pleas view our FAQs. (link will be inserted here).

Schedule an appointment now with one of the highly skilled health professionals at CBI Concordia Physio Sport.