Prior to the consultation, you will be asked to fill out some essential forms regarding personal details, informed consent, privacy, and past medical history. You will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or ask questions.
The consultation commences with a brief introduction followed by a detailed case history which entails a series of questions about your presenting complaint and further clarification regarding details about your health status, overall wellbeing and past medical history. When your case history is completed, physical assessment and screening tests are carried out to create a working diagnosis and diagnose other factors that may be affecting you.
You will be requested to engage in this process, and by doing so this will clarify that you understand the proposed diagnosis and consent to the treatment and management plan ahead. We do our best to clearly explain the treatment and the treatment rationale as an ongoing process to measure and recored your response. This is vital for a productive and transparent treatment process and are is designed to give you the best chance of obtaining your treatment goals and aspirations..
In most cases, you can expect to receive treatment on your first consultation, though some circumstances may require a referral or further testing such as imaging (X-ray, MRI, CT scan ETC).
At the end of your first consultation, you should have a better idea of what your condition is, what has caused it and/or what maintains it, what you can do about, and how to prevent it in the future.