Assessment

Assessment

Sports Injury Assessments

At the beginning of your first sports injury clinic assessment, your specialist will ask more in-depth questions about the injury and symptoms being experienced. Following this discussion, we'll conduct a general or specific clinical assessment depending on the associated injury or problem area. On your first visit, the clinical assessment can take up to 20 – 30 minutes as it will be an in depth analysis which all future treatments will be based on. If you’re being seen for a sports massage then a clinical assessment will still be undertaken however may be more simplified depending on the problem area.

Following the examination, your practitioner will explain the course of treatment that will be undertaken in response to his/her findings. If you are still experiencing swelling/ bruising in the injured area, the clinical assessment can still take place however the treatment may be limited as rehabilitation will not be able to begin until the swelling has subsided. This is usually 24 – 72 hours post-injury if proper aftercare is followed, although constant use of the injured joint/muscle can prolong the swelling.

Your First Sports Injury Assessment

The information below aims to give you an insight into our Orthotic assessments and Sports Injury assessments. If you have any questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help. You can book your assessment online or by contacting us.

On your first visit, it would be great if you can turn up 5 - 10 minutes before your appointment time. We'll give you a form to fill in which is just to give us some basic details including your injury and any sports you take part in.

What Do I Bring With Me?

  • Shorts and a t-shirt for males (where applicable).
  • Shorts and a vest top or sports bra for female (where applicable).
  • Males may be asked to remove their t-shirt to keep the examination efficient and effective.

For more information on what to expect, please see our Guide to Sports Injury Rehabilitation at Buchanan Clinics.

Orthotic Assessment in Glasgow

Your orthotic assessment will be taken by a fully qualified Orthotist with a broad scope of clinical experience and registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). A member of our clinical team will contact you prior to your assessment to introduce themselves and gain information which will help them to prepare for your appointment; please leave the best contact number to reach you when booking online or over the phone.

Following your assessment, if it is clinically indicated, we will measure you for a specific orthosis with the aim to try and restore your functional loss. We'll always have a chat with you about costs and the various options available and ensure you are happy to proceed. An orthosis isn't always be required and you might be given a self-management or stretching programme with advice to seek a referral to another health professional or even our Sports Therapist.

Biomechanical Assessment in Glasgow

We offer Biomechanical Assessments in our Glasgow clinic. It takes 40 mins for a fully qualified Orthotist with extensive biomechanical knowledge & experience and who is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). The RS Scan force plate platform embedded into our clinical walkway allows us to capture force, pressure and impulse readings at 500 frames per second. The static and dynamic pressure mapping in conjunction with your detailed visual gait assessment will allow our clinician to give you accurate orthotic and footwear advice as well as self-management and stretching tips to help minimise injury occurrence. A detailed visual and numerical biomechanical report printed for your own records is available on request at no extra cost.

The aim of a biomechanical assessment is to identify any abnormal movements which can lead to stress in the joints and muscles. Poor movement patterns can often lead to injuries or conditions such as plantar fasciitis and lower back pain.


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