In your initial consultation your doctor will need to go through a full history, including any physical or medical problems you might have. Asking for a ‘health summary’ from your GP can be very helpful and time saving. The health summary should include any medical conditions you have, and a list of any medications that you might be on, and the reasons why you are on them.

If you have x-rays, scans or other imaging or test reports, it is important that you bring them, or treatment may be delayed. During the initial consultation a full examination will be conducted, which may include neurological, orthopaedic and other tests. It is best to wear loose fitting clothing so that you can move easily during the assessment. Under normal circumstances, you will not be required to undress.