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How can I be ready for my Physiotherapy care?

Not all physiotherapy is about solving an immediate physical ailment and can sometimes be part of a programme of care and rehabilitation.


If you have identified a problem, or problems, then it might be sensible to think about how this manifests itself before making an appointment to seeing a physiotherapist.


The aim of a physiotherapist is to help you and listed below are some thoughts on what you might want to think about before attending an appointment. You may be working with your physiotherapist for some time, so being clear and honest about what is happening to you physically is a great place to start as your care programme evolves.


Ready for physiotherapy?

  1. Bring comfortable clothing with you to allow the physiotherapist to have easy access to the area that hurts or is associated with your symptoms.

  2. Taking notes to track your symptoms is usually helpful. This might include when they started, how long they last, and what you’re doing when they start.  Keep a note if the symptoms are related to any activity, sport, or movement that you do, and if they are helped with suitable rest.

  3. Be ready to discuss any medications or treatments you are taking/ receiving, along with any medical procedures or surgery that you’ve had in the past, even if you may think that they may not be related to your current need.

  4. You may well have questions as to how your situation and need for physiotherapy care came about. You may want to make a list of questions you may have regarding your condition, or any test that you have had, or may require. Bring any diagnostic report or lab work that you have had for the condition with you if you can.

Physiotherapy care


As we note on our website, the first visit usually begins with the physiotherapist with a consultation asking you a lot of questions about all things you. This helps narrow down your problem/s and allow the therapist to develop a full picture of your condition and start a provisional diagnosis.  This will help with any agreed solutions for your Physiotherapy care.




We are all different and our physical life-journeys take varying paths, some good for health and well-being, and some not so. Core strength can play a key role, and understanding its role in promoting overall personal health whilst preventing injuries and enhancing physical performance can be vital.


We look forward to helping you with your physiotherapy needs, tailored to your personal circumstances, through 2024 and beyond. If you are interested in our services feel free to call us on 07309 272 555 or email Life Made Simple - expert physiotherapy in Guildford and Surrey.

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