If you arrive early. Please take a seat in the waiting room - Please wait quietly.
Prepare for your physio appointment. It will increase your chances of leaving well-informed and satisfied. Write down your problems in advance, so you don't forget to talk about them.Please bring a list of all prescription and non-prescription medications you take, including any supplements. Also write down other factors important to your overall health not just your injury.
Wear appropriate clothing. If you are worried about being in your underwear, wear either exercise clothing or loose fitting clothing. The Physiotherapist will need to be able to see and feel the area injured in order to treat you successfully.
If you have questions don't be afraid to ask! Don't be embarrassed that you don't understand something your Physiotherapist has told you - ask that it be explained.
Educate yourself about your condition and treatment plan. If you are diagnosed with a specific kind of injury do some research on the internet or borrow a book from the library. It will aid your recovery if you have a more thorough understanding of your condition or treatment.
Once you agree on a physiotherapy treatment plan, follow it through. Physiotherapists help your body to heal itself. The exercises that your Physiotherapist asks you to do at home will be a vital part of the overall treatment plan to relieve your pain and resolve your injury so you are mobile, active and pain-free as soon as possible.
Do not ignore the lifestyle issues which may contribute to your susceptibility to your pain or injury. Many of the causes of chronic pain are lifestyle related. In particular a lack of physical work and exercise includinglong hours operating computers or equipment are frequently found to be a cause of back pain or increase the likelihood of suffering a injury.