Thank you for your original consultation last year regarding my knee, when you suspected I had a torn ACL. This was confirmed with an MRI last year and I am currently laid up at home having had my ACL reconstructed and meniscus repaired in surgery last week.
If it had not been for your advice then I would still be struggling on with a torn ACL and generally restricted knee. This would surely have given me a lot of trouble later on in life and stopped me being active, which I value very highly.
So, again, massive thanks and keep up the good work.
How do I know if a physiotherapist is fully qualified?
You can check on line, at HCPC website. All qualified physiotherapist must register here.
What conditions can be treated?
Physiotherapists can have a real impact on almost all conditions which cause pain, stiffness, muscle weakness and loss of movement. Physiotherapy can help people of all age ranges.
What can I expect when I receive treatment?
You will be taken through a number of steps, from a thorough subjective assessment, to an individual treatment plan. This plan will include individual treatment goals which can be adjusted at any stage.
What should I wear?
If you have upper body problems then please bring with you a loose fitting t-shirt. If it’s a lower limb problem then bring shorts. Sometimes it might be necessary to get you running or using some of the sports equipment in the gym so bringing trainers is also very useful.
Do I need to be referred by a doctor?
You do not need a referral from a doctor but in line with good practice the physiotherapist might need to contact the GP to refer you on.
What’s the difference between a Sports Therapist and a Physiotherapist?
In this case you needn’t worry as I have graduated in both disciplines.