About the Session
Sessions usually take an hour from start to finish, however if it is your first visit please expect it to last up to 90mins to allow for a full initial consultation and assessment.
This is dependent on your individual case but can include, posture, movement pattern and gait assessments, palpation, joint range of motion and muscle testing but will always include an in depth consultation covering your treatment goals, medical history, lifestyle and regular activities, general health and specific history of any presenting symptoms.
This process is essential to getting the most out of your treatments, enabling us to form a treatment plan together of how best to help you with your goals. Often the area of discomfort is not the only area that needs addressing and a thorough assessment can point us towards the root cause, helping to resolve the issue long term.
If at any point we establish that another form of therapy would be complimentary or more effective, I will refer you accordingly.
Subsequent sessions will only require a brief reassessment of key areas and a quick chat about things have been since your last session.
This is done to monitor progress and ensure the treatment plan is progressing in the best way possible, or to redirect our efforts if necessary.
This can involve a wide array of advanced sports and remedial massage techniques, any of which will be explained at your request.
Depending on your individual needs and preference this may be quite active, or a deeply relaxing treatment.
Please speak up if an adjustment can be made to make you more comfortable; if you are too cold, do not feel covered enough, require more or less pressure etc.
To get the best results from your treatment, communication really is key. Your feedback to me during the session will enable me to constantly fine tune the work being done.
After the treatment we will talk about what you can do to help yourself get better results quicker. In almost all cases, some sort of homecare activity will be demonstrated and given. This will be tailored to you and your activity levels and may include, gym based exercises or simple stretches and exercises you can do at home, and modifications to your regular activities.
These will be monitored on a session-by-session basis and adjusted when necessary.