Prior to your appointment
In advance of your appointment, we will send you (usually by email) a confirmation of your appointment, details of specific information relating to your appointment along with any relevant forms for you to complete. Whilst it is not essential for you to complete these forms in advance of your appointment, it will save time during your appointment.
Day of your appointment
On the day of your appointment, please take note of any specific instructions which were sent to you in advance. This may include ensuring that you have consumed sufficient amounts of fluid prior to attending your appointment, such that there is sufficient fluid in your bladder for certain tests.
If it is your first appointment with us, please look to arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. This is particularly important if you have yet to complete any of the forms which we have sent you in advance.
During your initial consultation, you can expect that we will:
- Ascertain the primary reason for your consultation and determine what you want to get out of the consultation;
- Take a thorough history of your symptoms, previous (or pending) surgical procedures, medical history, activity levels, diet and any previous or concurrent treatments for your presenting condition;
- Conduct any appropriate tests to help determine the cause of your symptoms. We will typically look to assess the function of your pelvic floor muscles by way of real time ultrasound.
- Discuss with you the findings of any tests and explain to you the cause of your symptoms, ensuring that your clearly understand.
- Present a clear personalised treatment plan to you based on our findings and commence working on this immediately to start getting change in your symptoms.