We have an automated booking in system which will give you a call number. Once you have booked in you can take a seat and you will be called through to the clinic rooms. There is always a receptionist to help you should you require assistance. If you had previous investigations such as X-rays or MRI scans and your GP has made us aware of this, we will always endeavour to obtain both the report and the images prior to your appointment to help with clinical decision making.
The OPP will ask a number of questions and will perform a clinical assessment. If you require undressing we have hospital gowns to change into. Following the assessment the OPP will give you a diagnosis and explanation about your condition and will discuss the various treatment options - if investigations are required, the OPP will arrange this. Follow-up appointments will be arranged following investigations, however in some instances a telephone follow-up can be arranged if preferred. If we need to do an X-ray we can usually arrange this on the day however waiting times for this can vary and some patients may choose to book an X-ray for a different day. Blood tests can also be done on the same day however MRI, CT and ultrasound scans have a waiting time of about 4-6 weeks.