Physiotherapy appointments start with a ‘subjective assessment’, in which the Physiotherapist will ask you a well-structured series of questions designed to discover what they need to know about your injury (without touching you). By the end of the subjective assessment, the Physio should already have a very clear idea of your probable diagnosis. The online form you complete prior to your session will also guide the therapist to ask more detailed questions on your injury/issue. Following the subjective assessment, the Physio will ask you to perform some tests and movements to confirm this diagnosis. Evidence shows us that a detailed understanding of a patient’s injury is key when it comes to the diagnosis of most injuries.