Your initial consultation with the exercise physiologist will consist of a comprehensive discussion of your concerns, an in-depth clinical history, a physiological assessment of your condition, injury and/or functional capacity and any predisposing factors that may be relevant to assess your needs and to ensure that you receive the most effective treatment. Once a detailed picture of your goals and condition have been achieved, treatment options will be discussed and planned. Initial consultations will usually last between 45 minutes and 1 hour. Please bring with relevant medical letters, medications, x-rays or scans, as well as commonly worn footwear and any other relevant items or information. Please come dressed in suitable comfortable clothing and footwear such as trainers, shorts and a t-shirt.
Using all of the information gained from your initial consultation, follow up consultations will consist of exercise prescription and instruction as well as lifestyle modification advice with the aim of achieving improved health, recovery or functional capacity specific to your concerns or condition. Each standard consult will hopefully progress and build on the programming of previous appointments. During these sessions it is also an ideal time to also discuss any questions you may have regarding exercise related issues, your long term treatment plan as well as your progress since your previous appointment. Keep in mind that you are a key player in the management of your concern and the emphasis of treatment is to provide you with the tools to enable your own improvement. Standard consultations are usually 30-45 minutes in length.
After the appointment
The exercise physiologist at Tyack health is here to assist you on your journey towards greater function. Your care continues after you have left your appointment – you are a valued patient and will continue to be supported until your goals are reached. This is why continuing appointments are sometimes recommended.
As a patient of Tyack Health’s Exercise Physiology, you are invited to phone and speak directly with your practitioner regarding any treatment related questions. If your Exercise Physiologist is unable to attend your call, all efforts will be made to contact you as soon as possible.