An Athletic Therapy consultation is an appointment between an Athletic Therapist (AT) and their patient.
A consultation is a chance to discuss how our coming sessions can help the patient, depending on what kind of pain or injury they are suffering from.
These normally take place in our clinic in Bray, Co. Wicklow. However, here at Owen Feeney Athletic Therapy we also conduct Online Consultations and Appointments for those who are unable to make it to the clinic for whatever reason.
These sessions run slightly differently to the norm. These normally are a 2 step process, as you will be sent a scoping document to see what resources you have available to you prior to the session.
This is usually offered as part of new or ongoing treatment, as well as for anyone who has certain mobility and motion problems caused by other factors or as a result of both acute and chronic issues that may have arisen due to an incident causing structural damage or change within the body.
Athletic Therapists are healthcare professionals, who are often mistaken as Physiotherapists, who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries or problems that hinder individuals, both athletes and the general public, from functioning normally and performing normal acts of daily living as well as performing to the highest of standards in physical activities. To learn more about the scope of care click here.
At the end of the consultation, the patient will be given a rehabilitation or exercise plan, which they can follow alongside any other treatments e.g. mobility plan or modality, that may aid to facilitate the quality of rehabilitation. Incorporating rehabilitation and exercise therapy into any form of a treatment plan to aid the reduction or improvement of pain/injury can help reduce the need for pain medication and surgical intervention.
An Athletic Therapy consultation normally involves the following steps:
- Assessment of the patient’s medical history,
- Discussion of the patient’s condition and symptoms,
- Discussion of the type and range of therapy we would hope to undertake,
- Discussion of the proposed therapy treatment plan and what should be expected from it.
- The initial run-through of the plan so that any faults and questions about certain exercises or areas in the plan can be made immediately.