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    physiotherapy

    What to expect during physiotherapy after a colles fracture. How long before my wrist and hand feel normal? I had a slip and fall accident two months ago and now I’m starting Physiotherapy. My hand is still swollen and the joint in my fingers and wrist are so painful after only one session. Please share your experience with me. What else can I expect?
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    gataliex
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    #85139
    Re: physiotherapy

    Make sure you fully explain the nature of your condition gataliex, my physio didn’t know what MD was!

    ranald
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    #85140
    Re: Limited Physio for neuro patients….

    Hi my name is Charlene and I am a 28 year old charcot Marie tooth sufferer.
    I wanted to write on her because physio and neuro patients is a topic that grates on my nerves and muscles never mind wasting them.

    I find it absolutely shocking that here in Sheffield south Yorkshire, that as a neuro patient I am only entitled to physio on nhs once a week.
    Yet If I was a stroke patient I would be entitled to it every day, I find this really shocking when we need the physio to help with keeping what muscle we have in good tack and strong.
    I found this information our by my physio and think there should be some thing we could do to change this rule.

    Anyone else find this shocking!!

    Anonymous
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    #85142
    Re: physiotherapy

    physiotherapy is useless i find, they never want to do anything.. Waste of my time!

    once a week? What a joke I only ever see one of these people once every 3 years it feels like it.

    You miss one appointment and thats it you never hear from them again.

    marcopolo991
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    #85141
    Re: physiotherapy

    Charlene – I am not surprised at all. I have been in and out of physio for decades. When I was at Middle School a physio lady came twice a week to one on one with me … at High School it was once a week. When main stream education stopped [when I was 16] and I moved to ‘Adult Services’ [no snickering people, it wasn’t that adult or servicing] then I could go to a hospital once a week for 30 minutes.

    It was not long before I heard the trite mantra “As there is nothing we can do to improve your muscles, you can do these at home, no need to make appointments, call us if you think we can help, bye”. In ther words, get off our lists you are making ur stats look bad.

    Since then [early 1980’s] I intermittently [every 5/10 years] see a hospital Consultant who refers me to physio who after 6 weeks say the same thing.

    Did the physio actually help anythng – impossible to say, I still deteriorated but who knows if it was hindered or agrivated by the physio.

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

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    AM
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    #85143
    Re: physiotherapy

    Looking for advice on accessing physiotherapy. Would be keen to see a physio with a particular interest in neuromuscular disease. Have contacted the specialist nurse at Newcastle for advice and to see if she could organise but obviously I dont like close to there. I am noticing more weakness in my arms and legs which is making some basic activities difficult. Was going to wait till I am reviewed again but as that is not for a while I felt I have to act before it.

    I also have access to staff physiotherapy through work as I work for the NHS so making enquiries there too but not sure they will be much cop as they are for people with bad backs etc.

    I really think such services should be offered or asked about at clinic review as surely keeping us well is key rather than struggle to support when the going gets tough.

    Thanks

    Gill

    miracle77
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    #85144
    Re: physiotherapy

    You hit on a key point Gill. Physio is becoming a general umbrella name, as more and more is discovered about conditions more and more specialist targetted physio training/specialists are needed. I would imagine a majority of physio clients are those in recovery from accident, injury, immobilisation, opertions etc, where as we [and other disorders] need a more focused specific physio treatment.

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    AM
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    #85145
    Re: physiotherapy

    I had a similar experience to AMG – school years up to 16 had regular physio. Came to a halt and then when I saw adult services was visited once and told the same – “as your condition is not going see any improvements there are no resources to fund your physio” – so it doesn’t make sense to slow up further deterioration where possible??? :roll: I am feeling in a ranting mood just now, more illogical decisions came my way today which I may have to post about in a new topic…

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    sar78 sar78
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    #85146
    Re: physiotherapy

    I get regular physio at the most wonderful place in the world (they pay me in biscuits to say that :D ) – if you live anywhere near Cheshire I’d highly recommend you look into it – you can get referred by a GP or your neuro if memory serves…

    http://www.nmcentre.com/

    It has been unique in the country but I think there is a new one opening in the Midlands if that’s any closer.

    Ailsa

    Ailsa
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    #85147
    Re: physiotherapy

    After a bit of toing and froing a physio is coming to “assess” me at home on Friday. I’ll let you know how I get on.

    Valerie
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    #85150
    Re: physiotherapy

    Hi Valerie

    Hope the physio assessment went well. Do let us know how you got on.

    Im still waiting to hear back from Spec Nurse but determined to access the right help now rather than struggle on!

    Regards
    Gill

    miracle77
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    #85148
    Re: physiotherapy

    Didn’t think ‘srvices’ could get much worse here is the sleepy rear end of the country .. but .. now it is policy for our local physios to telephone assess and send you exercise sheets :o thats right folks, not only do they not lay a hand on you, they don’t even ‘see’ you anymore :shock: :|

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    AM
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    #85149
    Re: physiotherapy

    Well I had my phsio assessment yesterday and I have to say I was quite impressed! The physio certainly knew her stuff. She did some basic strength tests and timed how long I can free stand (25 seconds). She tested the sense of feeling in my lower legs. I’d already told her that I didn’t have any and she proved that by wiggling my toes and touching my legs with a tissue. I couldn’t feel any of it.By the end of all this I was pretty knackered. I still go to the gym with my husband, which sounds better than it actually is, as I really don’t do much. She advised me to try the static bike, which I used to be able to do but since I broke my ankle 18 months ago have not been able to. Also to try increasing the weight and doing fewer reps on the machines I use. I can’t do things like the treadmill or the leg press or the cross trainer. We went to the gym this morning and I did 2 mins on the bike and bigger weights on a couple of machines. Now I am paying for it but I hope it will get easier!!!! The gym is also social because, although we don’t really know anyone there, at least I get to be around people instead of being housebound.

    I have been going to the gym every week for about 25 years and when I saw Mr Hiton-Jones in 2007 he told me that if I hadn’t been going to the gym I would have been in a wheelchair by then. I do use a wheelchair outside but I can still stumble round the house using the furniture and walls for support. So I see the gym as a way of delaying the deterioration. Maybe it is, may be it isn’t but the recommendation for Mitochondrial myopathy is exercise so I shall keep it up. I have to say tho it is hard work and I am truly knackered afterwards.

    Anyway back to the physio. She said that she would do some reading about the condition and work out a plan for me. We have another appointment in May so she can see how I’m getting on at the gym and give me the plan which I can do at home. She has also said she will come to the gym with me is I feel it is necessary. I don’t think it will be tho as I’m really self conscious at the best of times.This appointment was a positive thing for me and I feel Iam getting some good advice and motivation. AMG I can’t understand how assessments can be done over the phone, this just seems ridiculous to me. May be this is another case of the postcode lottery. Shocking.

    Valerie
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    #85151
    Re: physiotherapy

    Sosunds like you got to see a person who understands the nature of her job and your lng-term health. Gold stars to her wanting to do some reading up. All sounds very positive and supportive, bravo for your gym attendance too, I am sure it has made a benefit physically and socially.

    My local services are fab fir things like stroke rehab, acident/injury rehab but anything non-curable, they are stumped.

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    AM
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    #85152
    Re: physiotherapy

    @amgmod wrote:

    Sosunds like you got to see a person who understands the nature of her job and your lng-term health. Gold stars to her wanting to do some reading up. All sounds very positive and supportive,

    Well said.

    I did ten years of old style Physio with them just scratching their heads why the
    usual methods would not get my sized up muscles working.

    The last year with the MD trained Physiotherapist from Frenchay has been amazingly different
    they do now understand.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #85153
    Re: physiotherapy

    Having read the replies I am definitely going to try and pursue physio from someone trained/familiar with neuromuscular disease. Still not heard back from spec Nurse but will chase her again next week as problems still the same…aargh.

    Valerie sounds like you got a good one. Fingers crossed she follows up on her promises….Do keep us posted.

    Best wishes
    Gill

    miracle77
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    #85154
    Re: physiotherapy

    Thanks for Everyone.
    There are some reason we uses a physiotherapy:
    1.Hands on treatment – we treat the cause not just symptoms.No machines or heat packs, your time with your physio will be treatment time.
    2.Privacy assured with your individual treatment rooms – no curtains.

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