Musculoskeletal disorders are the commonest cause of disability in the UK. Whether you experience pain whilst working, playing sports or doing housework, the first step to a successful treatment programme is an accurate diagnosis. At Clinic 360, this starts with a full clinical assessment which includes a detailed history of your problem and the actions that contribute to your pain experience. After your medical history has been taken you will undergo a physical examination which will involve moving joints and tissue palpation.
To help us perform the clinical assessment it is important that all clients wear suitable clothing. Typical attire would be shorts for lower limb problems and vest tops for shoulder and neck conditions. We need to see your body in action, palpate tissues and to perform a diagnostic ultrasound scan we need access to the area of skin overlying the joint(s). Please bring along a friend or partner if you have any concerns. It is important you feel comfortable and relaxed during your assessment.
At Clinic 360 your initial assessment aims to make a diagnosis, consequently the time it takes to complete your examination will vary depending on the complexity of your problem.
Your clinical assessment will be performed by one of our clinic directors; Chris Creaghan or Joshua Wheatley. You can find out more about each clinician on the about us page.Make an appointment