Preparing for Your Appointment
& What to Expect
In Hospital / Clinic Appointments
Preparing for your Appointment
It is important to think about what matters to you and what you want from your treatment. This will help you and your clinician to choose a treatment that’s best for you.
If you have young children, not having time off your feet may be more important to you.
If you travel/move a lot, a treatment that can be performed anywhere may be better suited to your lifestyle.
During your appointment, AQuA (the Advanced Quality Alliance) recommends 3 questions to ask when discussing treatment choices:
1) What are my options?
2) What are the pros & cons of each option for me?
3) How do I get support to help me make a decision that is right for me?
It can be helpful to have these in mind going into your appointment.
What Will Happen In My Appointment?
You and your clinician will discuss your history and symptoms. Your clinician will then assess you (as part of this they may need to touch relevant areas of your body).
On some occasions it may be necessary to undress to your underwear so you can be examined (you may like to wear shorts and a t-shirt under your outer clothes).
You will then discuss treatment options (including the risks and benefits) and decide together what treatment is right for you. You will also receive information to help manage your condition.
How Do I Get There?
We have a number of clinic locations across Brighton, Mid-Sussex, Crawley, Horsham, and East Grinstead. Follow the links below for Maps, Parking Information, Disability Access, and Public Transport information.
We will always try to book you at the location closest to you.