Your initial visit will typically last from 40-60 minutes. Your physiotherapist will start with a thorough history of your injury, asking you questions about how the pain began, or how your injury occurred. The therapist will ask about factors that contribute to your pain such as hobbies, sports, work, and previous injuries. Your relevant medical history will be reviewed with you, and any test reports (MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, X-Ray) that you bring with you will be discussed. The physiotherapist will then do a physical assessment of your injury/problem area. During your initial assessment, your physiotherapist will discuss with you what they have found, they will provide treatment (often a combination of manual therapy techniques to relieve pain and restore mobility, and specific exercises that you can do at home to accelerate your progress), and they will come up with a treatment plan for you, including recommendations regarding scheduling further treatments with you.