Assessment before treatment
Some types of Assessment help the therapist to understand the client before
treatment begins. These are Visual, Postural and Oral
From the moment your client arrives in reception it is possible to be
visually assessing body language and appearance.
How they walk
in – do they have any mobility problems?
Is their body
language open with good eye contact? Good eye contact and open body
language may show someone who is confidant and approachable. Closed body
language e.g. folded arms across chest, and not meeting the therapist’s
eye may indicate problems of self esteem and poor communication.
Are they clean
and tidy? Someone who presents themselves well usually indicates that
they are taking care of themselves. Poor hygiene and untidiness may show
that the client is having difficulties in some areas of their lives,
where they feel unable to make, or take time to look after themselves.
Do they smile?