When we first meet with you, we need to do a detailed assessment to properly understand your current situation and what you’d like to achieve with our service. As each individual’s needs and desires are different, it is important for your podiatrist to understand exactly what your goals are so they can create an exercise program that is perfect for you.
During your first appointment, your podiatrist will ask a number of questions on a variety of areas including health and relevant medical history, your podiatrist and personal goals, and more. If you have had any relevant letters from surgeons or doctors, it will be useful to make these available to assist in the tailoring of your exercise program.
Your podiatrist may also ask you to perform a range of movements, muscles tests and functional tasks to help them assess your current physical condition. All these assessments can be completed within the privacy of your own home. We pride ourselves on our personable approach, so if anything makes you uncomfortable, let us know and we will address it immediately.
From this consultation the podiatrist will likely create an individualised exercise program for you. This is usually to treat the cause of your symptoms and to prevent any further injury or deterioration. They will discuss the process with you in detail so that you are completely aware of what is required and what you might expect. They will continue to monitor and modify the program as you progress to ensure you achieve your goals in the shortest possible timeframe.
They are there to help you along every step of your journey to great health – and remember, they come to you!