What To Expect
Here's what you can expect when you book an appointment at Edwards Spine & Sport.
What's going to happen?
After filling in our new patient form, we will ask you some questions to find out as much information about your injury as possible. Dr Tim Edwards will then perform a targeted examination that involves assessing how well you can do key functional movements, palpation of the injured area and other supporting structures. The tests performed will allow us to properly assess and diagnose your problem so that the best course of treatment can be determined.
Will I need x-rays?
It is not routine at our practice to x-ray every patient. We only use x-rays to rule out suspected serious conditions, or if you have had previous treatment that has not worked before. If you have previous x-rays or scans such as an MRI or CT then please bring them with you.
Will I get treated on the first visit?
If there is no need for further evaluation and you have a problem that we can help with, then with your consent, treatment is likely to begin on the first visit. The number of visits you will need varies from person to person and is based on a number of factors; from the type of condition we are dealing with, how long you have had it and how well you follow the at home advice.
What treatment is used?
Our primary mode of treatment is to the involved muscle, nerve, ligament or joint capsule. There is some manipulation of joints when indicated. We don’t click, poke or rub everything, instead we focus on your biggest problem tissue at each visit and use a test-treat-retest system so that we know there has been improvement.