Your first musculoskeletal physiotherapy appointment will start with an initial assessment.
A physiotherapist will ask you many detailed questions about your pain or injury and what are your goals for treatment.
The Physiotherapist will then request you do some basic movements in standing, sitting, or lying positions and observe your movements from a distance. They may also move your limbs to check flexibility or may palpate (feel) to get a sense of what is happening in the tissue or joint.
Be sure to give your physiotherapist feedback on how it is feeling. These tests are designed to help your physiotherapist diagnose your pain or injury, and then determine the best treatment plan for your condition.