Typical first session: A thorough history will be taken as part of the subjective interview. The aim of the interview is to get a clear picture of your problem, to ascertain your expectations and goals are. This is also done to streamline your physical assessment. A thorough physical assessment is then performed to enable us to rule out certain conditions, get closer to the diagnosis whilst looking for the underlying causes.
We then form a hypothesis of what may have gone wrong. Your physiotherapist will explain to you what her understanding of the problem is, and how she proposes to treat it. Treatment will then commence.
Follow-up sessions: At follow-up sessions, a short re-assessments may be performed, where after the appropriate treatment and rehabilitative exercises will commence.
The number of follow-up sessions, as well as how far apart these appointments are booked, depends on the type of condition that is being treated. Success of treatments depends on how compliant the patient is in performing their home exercises, avoiding certain aggravating activities and correct medication use.
Appointment duration: Cilliers & Swart Physio sessions are 60 minutes.
Fees: The practice charges fees at the medical aid rates. Card facilities are available for private patients who are not on medical aid.