The initial assessment is the first meeting when you have the time and freedom to describe your experience to date using your own language. Your narrative is a key part of the assessment – see the videos below. The narrative is a vital part of understanding your pain experience and how it affects your quality of life that must be put together with any investigations and the examination findings to create a meaning and a route forward.
Dr Rita Charon
Dr Oliver Sacks
Aims of the assessment process
- Diagnose the condition
- Identify the type of pain
- Highlight influencing factors upon the pain such as stress, fatigue and poor health
Please wear comfortable clothing for assessment and treatment sessions that allow for you to be examined and to exercise when appropriate.
You can complete your registration form before your session and bring the form to the initial assessment:
These forms provide us with further information about your pain and guide certain aspects of where we need to target the treatment. Click the link to download and complete.
TSK – Tampa Scale for Kinesiophobia
PCS – Pain Catastrophising Scale