Initial Appointment with Jo Abbott
The ‘Initial Appointment’ gives you the opportunity to tell your story, share your thoughts and feelings about your health and wellness: where you have come from, to where you desire to be. These two valuable hours are spent assessing, exploring and discussing each contributing factor of your current health condition allowing yourself and Jo to re-structure and re-build a programme of health that maximises your potential and is focused on your current needs and life time goals.
The importance of an initial appointment should not be underestimated. Scientifically, the evidence supports that time spent exploring the patient’s story, the evidence based practice, interpreting the findings, and driving home the clinical reasoning is the foundation to success.
Initial appointment may include:
To move pain, symptom-free, and perform at your best you need to have optimal biomechanics. Biomechanics is about looking at the way your bones and muscles communicate with each other, and what loads are created and go through them during specific tasks. This is where the ‘nitty-gritty’ to possible cause-and-effect and better understood.
Hospital-grade tech for you to help you improve your health, wellness, or fitness by providing key measurements that are more accurate and not available on other health and wellness devices. For general wellness and health applications including sports, fitness, and relaxation management. Not intended to be used in prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of any disease.
- Blood tests (glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, lactate).
- Blood Pressure (BP). Blood pressure is the pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels, often known as the silent killer when BP is high because most often people don’t know they have high BP.
- Oxygen Saturation (SpO2). Oxygen level in the blood to indicate changes due to heart or lung function, oxygen use by your body, or altitude.
- Pulse Rate (PR). Number of heart pulses per minute to indicate overall fitness or exertion levels at any time.
- Perfusion Index (Pi). Strength of blood flow to the finger to indicate changes in blood circulation.
- Respiration Rate (RRp). Number of breaths per minute to indicate how well your heart and lungs are functioning or how quickly you recover after exercise.
- Pleth Variability Index (PVi). Variation in perfusion index over your breathing cycle, which may indicate changes in hydration, breathing effort, perfusion, or other factors.
- Mineral Test. These essential nutrients, otherwise known as micronutrients, are needed by the body, however, they can’t be produced by the body.
- Acid and Alkaline balance (urine and saliva). Your blood needs the right balance of acidic and basic (alkaline) compounds to function properly. An increase in alkaline causes pH levels to rise and ill health to precede.
- Urinanalysis. Urinalysis is one way to find certain illnesses in their earlier stages, e.g. kidney disease, liver disease, infections, and diabetes.
- Body Composition. Measuring your weight, calculates your BMI and identifies your body composition (muscle, fat, water, bone).
- Echocardiogram (ECG). The world’s first medical grade ECG monitor designed for the way you live. Recording your heart performance with the medical precision your doctor can trust.
INTEGRATED SYSTEMS MODEL (ISM) CERTIFIED
A model, not a methodology which has evolved from 40 years of collaborative clinical and education experience. It is a framework to help clinicians organize their knowledge and provide the best possible treatment for the individual patient. Since every clinician has a different skill set, an ISM therapist will never be a clone of someone else nor will they only adhere to specific therapies or algorithms. Each therapist is as unique and individual as the people they seek to help, why would therapy be any different? The Integrated Systems Model umbrellas all others.
A client’s posture provides much information regarding the natural state of their tissues. Through postural analysis it is possible to determine which areas of their body are under more strain than others, and which muscle groups are causing this strain. Markers will be placed on specific bony landmarks on your body and photographs taken of you standing, sitting, squatting, or sitting in your car. Full reports will be added to your online folder for future reference.
Upon completion of your appointment with us, you shall be given either an Online Login OR a print out of your Corrective Exercise Prescription (CEP). The online option allows you to watch videos of the specific exercises designed for you ensuring you have all the instructions to ensure you complete the exercises correctly. There is also a feedback area online enabling us to work with you remotely.