A thorough assessment forms the basis of an accurate diagnosis of your complaint. Thorough history taking and examination is time consuming but cannot be replaced if good outcomes are to be achieved. We cannot provide this service without taking the appropriate time. We always book a half hour appointment for all new injuries, chronic injuries, second opinions and pain management assessments. Medico-legal opinions require longer appointments.
Following this assessment, the diagnosis may be obvious or very likely. On many occasions treatment can be initiated straight away. On other occasions, special tests will be required to make a firm diagnosis or exclude serious diagnoses.
It is our belief that correct treatment requires an accurate diagnosis. The commencement of treatment to an injury without knowing the diagnosis goes against our ideals.
To enable the best form of treatment available, we utilise the services of a wide variety of like-minded health professionals with a special interest in sports medicine.
It is vitally important that you are actively involved in the decision making about your own care.
We certainly try to do nothing to people that would cause harm. Whilst some treatments will have inherent risks, there are other treatments where the risk is unacceptable.