Your initial session will be an assessment, this will look at your physical abilities as well as your aims and goals and your current daily activities. Following this a personalised treatment plan is devised and together you can discuss your goals including how long it is expected to take to reach them.
Subsequent sessions will follow the treatment plan with regular updates to ensure that you are always receiving the optimal treatment. The frequency of these follow up sessions may be anything from a couple of times a week to once every few months depending on your needs and goals. There are many different ways to know that you are getting the results you want including; by achieving your set goals, using video or photos to show changes, because family or friends notice a difference, because certain movements or activities become easier, because you have more energy.
Lin has completed training in different Physiotherapy approaches including the Bobath concept and movement science (Carr and Sheppard) and acupuncture. Physiotherapy focuses on what is required for that specific individual and so she utilises different aspects of Physiotherapy approaches to bring about the best outcome.
You will always be provided with exercises or management tools to be able to continue your therapy outside of the sessions. This is an essential part of any effective rehabilitation programme.
Lin believes that only by treating a person as a whole can the optimum outcome be gained and so Physiotherapy sessions will mainly focus on the physical aspects of rehabilitation but will also encompass the impact on your general wellbeing and quality of life.