1. The main reason you are seeing them:
Whether it is to help you in your urgent pain injury, strengthen a weakened area, or for an all over assessment, this will help your treating physiotherapist know how to plan your treatment session.
2. Any imaging or test results related to why you are seeing them:
This can help your physiotherapist narrow in on the appropriate treatment for your injury much quicker, and also help rule out what it isn’t. If you have had surgery on an area in the past, it may still be relevant to a new injury.
3. If you are allergic to latex or taping glue, or you are squeamish about needles:
Some of the support taping may irritate your skin, so knowing if you skin is sensitive will help us choose the best type of tape for you. Acupuncture might be a treatment option for your injury, so knowing how you feel about it is important for your physiotherapist to know.
4. What you really wear on your feet:
Especially if you have a back, hip, leg, ankle or foot injury. Different shoes offer different support, which can affect your movement and pain levels when injured.
5. Any changes to your pain level or discomfort, at any time:
Your physiotherapist will want to know if you are feeling much better, or if something is irritating your injury. You are the only one who can provide this information! Your physio will adjust your treatments accordingly based on your feedback.
Your physiotherapist makes their recommendations based on your input and their experience. We partner with our clients, and their support teams (family doctor, surgeon, coach, massage therapist, chiropractor, fitness trainer) to offer you the best customized care possible. We are here to help you get back to what you love!