what is physiotherapy?
People often wonder if physiotherapy is the right treatment for them. But here is a simple criteria to follow:
Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries or pain in the body's joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, or tendons.
Therefore, if you are in pain in any of these structures, or struggle to do an activity because of weakness or poor co-ordination -
then physiotherapy will help you.
Private vs NHS Physiotherapy
Like it or not, it is a fact that most of time there is a significant difference between the experience of physiotherapy in the private setting compared to physiotherapy in the NHS.
The constraints on time and resources in the NHS mean that you usually have to wait several weeks for your first session. Even then your session is often very short, and is usually comprised of a chat about your problem and a couple of sheets of exercises. There is then often only one follow-up session to check on your exercises a few weeks later.
In contrast, a private physiotherapy session can be booked within hours or days, and is much longer (30-45 minutes). This allows your therapist to go into more detail about the history of the problem, and provide hands-on treatment that often gets your problem improving much more quickly.
Specific exercises are still provided, but follow-up sessions are much sooner, helping to ensure that everything is being performed correctly and rapid progress is being made.
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