These appointments take approximately 30 - 45 minutes. Please aim to arrive a few minutes early to complete our registration forms and questionnaires. We can help you fill out the forms if your injury/area of concern restricts you from handwriting at the moment.
During the initial assessment we aim to provide you with as much information as possible to manage your condition on your own- you will be provided with exercises to regain range of motion or strength for example, and advised of ways to reduce further injury/strain. We may discuss alternative ways of completing tasks to enable you to carry on with the tasks you want to do now, while waiting for your hand/wrist/arm to settle down. We may discuss the option of splinting.
NOTE - if you already have a splint or support for your hand,wrist, elbow - please bring this with you, we can advise whether this is the best splint for your condition, proper application and wearing regime.