Consultations

What to expect:
Your initial consultation will be 60 minutes. It will involve a discussion of your unique case history, assessment of your posture and movement, and some homework exercises. What you will get from the session: a better understanding of how exercise can help your condition as well as a customised exercise programme.

Time line:
There is no way of knowing how long the rehabilitation process will take. However, it is seldom a quick fix. One consultation may not cure all but it is a step in the right direction.  Supervised training is recommended in the initial phases as there are many subtle nuances to every exercise. An expert eye can prove invaluable for subtle postural cues and scientific advice.  Ideally patients should come for regular sessions, however weekly training is not always necessary. Depending on your diligence and discipline you will see results with your homework programme. However, a word of caution: if you come for one session, and one session alone, and expect miracles to happen you will be disappointed. The road to recovery is a journey. We are here to help you on your way. Invest now to save later.

What you need:
For your first consultation you will need comfortable exercise clothing (You will need to move and do some light exercise). If you want a thorough postural analysis you will need to take your shirt off so please plan your wardrobe accordingly. Feel free to bring along any scans, medical documents, doctor’s referrals to the consultation.

Patient information and Informed consent:
New patient information forms need to be completed beforehand either via email or by using the following link:
Neil Hopkins Biokineticist and Associates – New Patient Data

Cancellations:
We understand that life happens and that sometimes you will need to cancel or reschedule. However, the session you have booked is yours and yours alone, it cannot be re-booked at short notice. Our policy is one of integrity. If you cancel with 24 hours notice you will not be charged. If you do not arrive or do not give 24 hours notice you will be billed.Payment terms:
Payment can be made on the day directly to the practitioner.

This practice is contracted out of medical aid. All transactions are therefore between the practitioner and the patient. Medical Aid companies constitute a third party in the patient-practitioner relationship.

Payment options:

  • Cash
  • Card
  • EFT (with proof of payment confirmation)
  • Snapscan http://www.getsnapscan.com/ (download snapscan from the AppStore / Google Play / Blackberry World)