Our Initial Consultation is between 40-60 minutes. There is a registration form and an outcome measure form (questionnaire) to complete on your first visit so please arrive 10 minutes early to give time to complete this. It is appreciated if you arrive in time for this in order to maximise your treatment time available. If you have trouble writing, please ask us for help.
The treatment area is open plan with other patients and therapists in the same room, which is usual in a Hand Therapy practice. The open plan makes it very easy for us to ask our colleagues for second opinions.
Our Follow-Up Consultations are 30 minute appointments. We will take new measurements (of grip strength or range of motion for example) and advise you of progress made. Treatment plans and home exercise plans are then updated to reflect where you are at. New exercises may be provided, alternative splinting may be discussed. We will discuss how you are managing with your return to work and life tasks and make recommendations to help you get back to where you want to be.