physio anyone?

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  1. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever had Physio?

    it's looking like I'm going to need it for my back but as silly as it sounds I'm a bit weird about calling the number cos I don't know what it involves.. what do they actually do to you during Physio?!

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  2. Dinski

    Dinski Well-Known Member

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    I had physio a few years back before I had LO. My gp sent me to the NHS physiotherapist and she mostly just explained to me how to live 'ergonomically', i.e how to position my chair so that my lumbar back wasn't taking all the strain etc. She made me do a few basic exercises but it was a bit cr*p to be honest.

    Incidentally, my DH had excrutiating back pain from sitting at the computer all day and nothing worked for him, he tried a physio, osteopath etc. The thing that cured him in 2 sessions was seeing an acupuncturist. Just thought I'd share just in case you have no luck with the physio.

    Good luck tho!
     
  3. Snuggle

    Snuggle Well-Known Member

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    I have suffered bad back pain for years and have had physio, acupuncture and spinal therapy and none of them worked. My back pain actually got a bit better while I was pregnant but returned after Maddison was born :roll:
    In physio, I was shown which positions to lie in and sit in but not much else really :?
     
  4. Nicky_Jones

    Nicky_Jones Well-Known Member

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    I have had a lot of phsyio over the last few years for a couple of different things.

    On the whole Physio is very good but you must do the exercises they set you for it to work. Basically it will involve doing exercises to improve the condition that it covers. You may get given ultrasound treatment to help reduce swelling / aid healing.

    I have had phsyio privately and with the NHS. The private physio was definitely better, although the second session on the NHS was better than the first. PM me if you want details as to what was being treated etc., what we did in session etc.
     
  5. evemarie8

    evemarie8 Well-Known Member

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    I've had physio both on the NHS and with Bupa and I have to say the NHS one was a total waste of time, she gave me the most uncomfortable back support that I could barely stand in let alone sleep (which she wanted me to do for a month!) then gave me a print out with 4 excersises on it, no instruction on how to do them or any techniques, then sent me on my way!
    I was still struggling so I decided to go private and the difference was outstanding, i know they get paid alot more but they spent two hours a week actually talking me throught the excersises as I did them, and gave me a massage at the end of each session which helped to ease my back loads! They also had a specialist chiropractor look at me before I was discharged. It took about 5 weeks of sessions then they let me go with the correct techniques to do the exersizes at home and it's been right as rain ever since!
     
  6. Craig

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    Ive been goin to physio for past few months, private one aswell. I damaged my back last year in a car crash, and im still in constant agony with it - live on painkillers and can barely sleep most nights as i cant lie down.

    My physio couldnt be any nicer - last time i was there she was asking about the baby :? lol, generally jus does some stretching to get my back moving, shows me how to do some of the exercises if it starts to hurt me. i always leave her house feelin MUCH better. though its been 2 months of constantly doin it and im still quite often in enough pain with it to make me sick, still having good days and bad days. Got another session on tuesday and cant wait cos im in bloody agony right now lol
     
  7. mum2A&L

    mum2A&L Well-Known Member

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    ive just seen this. I went, and was told my back ache was due to how I delivered alice (Back to back).

    She poked and prodded my back and gave me to exercises to do at home, but ive avoided them. If it do them as many times as she has recomended, i can't move!!! i end having to dose my self up on painkillers my doc has given me, whihc have the side effect of knocking me out. I would rather deal with the day to day pain than have to do what seems to make myself worse and then sleep off the pain killers, rather than spend the little time i seem to have with alice.

    but that could just be because ive only been to see the nhs physio. private might be different. there is no harm in going!
     
  8. Nicky_Jones

    Nicky_Jones Well-Known Member

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    If the exercises set cause that much pain then go back to the physio. The exercises shouldn't hurt hurt if that makes sense. The may ache some but nothing more than that. I was always told by every phsio I have seen (and that is a lot) that you shouldn't push through the pain you should stop just short of it
     

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