Preparing For Your First Appointment:
We will be taking photos of your posture for both in-person and Skype/Facetime visits. It is important to dress accordingly – the better we can see your posture, the better we can evaluate it and create your personalized menu.
- Comfortable, form-fitting, workout-type clothing (ie avoid really baggy clothing and clothing you would not want to exercise in)
- Shorts or pants that you can roll up above your kneecaps
- A short sleeve shirt or tank top that you can tuck in (or take off for men if you’re comfortable)
- Please do not wear the same color on the top and on the bottom.
- Wear or bring tennis shoes with you.
You will also need to fill out the client Initial Intake Form before your first appointment.
Your Appointment Itself:
Your first appointment will take ~1-1.5 hours and will include:
- Discussing your intake form (your symptoms, current issues, and short/long term goals) and any questions or concerns you may have with your therapist
- Taking postural photos (we will take new photos as you continue your therapy to document your postural changes)
- Analyzing your posture and discussing the different compensations/dysfunctions that are causing your symptoms
- Functional testing and gait analysis
- Physically going through each exercise on your personalized menu which is designed to remind your body of it’s proper alignment, balance and range of motion
- We will leave you with both a printable and electronic version of your menu – complete with pictures, instructions and videos so you can feel confident doing the exercises on your own at home
After Your Appointment:
- Continue to doing your menu daily on your own at home, in order, all the way through, ideally in the morning (or as early as possible)
- Remember, it is ok to feel sore as your muscles “wake-up”, but make sure to differentiate soreness from pain/symptoms which you would want to alert your therapist about
- If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact your therapist, that is what we are here for
- Don’t forget to get your next appointment on the schedule if you haven’t booked already so you can keep progressing at optimum speed
- Pay attention to how you feel throughout the day and before, during, and after your menu – feedback is going to be expected and is essential in the therapy process
- Enjoy! The journey to becoming pain free should be a fun one where you learn a lot about your body, what it likes, where it’s currently limited and watch it as it improves
The Free 20-Minute Evaluation
- Learn how treating your entire body, not just your symptom, is the key to getting out of pain and back to the activities you love
- Postural photos will be taken and evaluated so make sure you check out the other grey box near the top of the page titled “Please Wear:”