In order to have an efficient and effective appointment, there are several ways to prepare for your assessment.
1. Time – These appointments can typically last over two hours and we ask that you please be patient and plan your time accordingly.
2. Information – Be aware that the physician and his team will be conducting an interview with you in order to develop a better understanding of your overall functioning pre- and post-accident/injury, what types of injuries and impairments you sustained, and how these impairments impact various facets of your life, including your ability to work, care for loved ones, participate in recreational activities, and perform daily tasks, such as household chores.
3. Cooperation – Remember, we are trying to help. We understand that navigating this process can be frustrating, and we are doing everything we can to make the process as easy as possible. The more detailed and accurate you are able to be in the information you provide, the more effectively we can advocate for you.
On the day of your appointment please arrive early with your health card (which is used for identification purposes only) to check in with the receptionist. Wear comfortable and loose clothing to the appointment, as you will be asked to perform different movements and actions in order to assess the location and extent of your injuries, as well as to help the physician understand the mechanisms of your pain. Please also bring a current list of medications.