The initial consultation is where our EPs get to meet you, hear your story, and ask questions that will help to determine the appropriate advice and plan of action for you and your specific circumstances.
In this session we will ask you about your health history, medications, injuries, etc. as well as your current and past physical activity experience. If you have any relevant medical documentation, including doctor's referral, medical reports, imaging films, discharge summaries, certificates of capacity, etc, we ask that you bring them along to assist our understanding of your situation. We will also ask you about what it is that you are hoping to achieve, and what opportunities you have to assist you in pursuing these goals.
Once we discussed these items, we will conduct any relevant physical assessment to help us identify safe and appropriate exercise recommendations for you. This may range from measuring your blood pressure and heart rate, joint flexibility, muscle strength, balance and/or aerobic fitness, depending on your individual circumstances. We will not ask you to do anything that you are not comfortable with, but you can expect to do some form of movement during your initial consultation.
The initial consultation is also a perfect opportunity for you to let us know your expectations. Please advise us if you have particular needs that you would like us to address that may not be immediately apparent. Our goal is to partner with you to design an appropriate plan of action. You are the expert in your body, and as such your input is vital.