Like you, we want to know what has happened and why its happened. When you attend your first consultation we will investigate the source of the problem by asking you some simple questions about the history of your complaint and any other factors that are relevant to the problem. We’ll want to know about your past health, and any aches or pains that you have had, sometimes even stretching back into your childhood (if you can remember that far back).
We always carry out a full examination before making a diagnosis and deciding on the most appropriate treatment, which will usually include an assessment of your posture, and identifying ease or restriction of movement in relevant parts of your body.
The format may vary but most patients will probably be asked to undress to their underwear for this part of the examination as subtleties of contour and movement are necessary for an accurate assessment.