This week I had my first appointment with a physio and was talking to a friend about it today. When she asked how it went, my reply was that I am not sure really. After being a little hesitant about the referral (I was struggling at the time and thought my cons was going down the anxiety route), I eventually thought this would be quite good as I know I am a mouth breather and really struggle to gain control after coughing (one of main symptoms). The appointment was meant to be an assessment but the physio simply talked me through some breathing exercises (not dissimilar to the ones I do for singing) and positions which are good for when you are SOB. I was told to practise these and then try them out when struggling and the physio would give me a ring in a few weeks and we can take it from there. When I mentioned that the breathing through the nose would be tricky for me as I have a lot of allergies which cause sinus problems, she didn't seem that bothered. I may be wrong As she could have been watching me all the time but it didn't feel much like an assessment. Apart from one good position which really cleas the mucus when coughing, I don't feel I have gained much from it.
I was just wondering what other people have experienced with a first physio appointment. What should I say to my cons about it when I see her next week or the physio when she phones?