Are you wondering what your first consultation meeting with an orthotics specialist is going to be like? Here are a few things you can expect.
An In-Depth Review
One of the first things your orthotics specialist will do when meeting you for the first time is a thorough review of your medical history as well as your current and future needs. They'll want to fully understand any medical conditions or physical ailments that you're facing and that may be connected to your need for an orthosis. They will need to know about any surgeries you have had and whether you have used special medications or physical therapies to try and treat your condition in the past.
Using your past medical records, your specialist will likely ask you a series of questions that will help them understand how they can best help you achieve improved body functionality and an enhanced quality of life overall. Bring along any medical records and medications that you have at home to ensure that no important information is overlooked during your initial consultation.
A Chance to Ask Questions
You will also have an opportunity to voice questions and concerns that are on your mind during the initial consultation with your orthotics specialist. You may want to know what kinds of technologies and devices will be available to you once your treatment starts.
Or maybe you're curious how long it will take to get fitted for an orthosis. If finances are a concern, you'll have time to address the issue during your initial meeting. Take the time to make a list of your questions and concerns so you don't have to try and remember them during your meeting. A lot will be going on, so something that's important to you could go unaddressed if it isn't written down.
A Customized Action Plan
You can expect to walk away from your first orthotics meeting with a customized action plan in your hand. A schedule of your upcoming appointments, an outline of all the testing that you'll undergo, and a list of your treatment options should be included in the plan. The plan will help ensure that you always know what will happen when you show up for a future appointment so there are no doubts or concerns to worry about.
Contact your orthotics specialist today to schedule your first consultation appointment and to learn more about what you can expect during your meeting.