Oct 09 2008

NHS Physio

Published by bernardhg at 11:54 am under Uncategorized

I had my 1st physio session today…. on the NHS…… the therapist was very helpful… and sent me away with a useful excercise routine on paper, after getting me to perform them infront of him… I will see him again next week… he said positive things about the injury…. i felt he was surprise it was a full rupture and a┬áconservative route… but he has thoroughly checked the injury and can see its giong to be okay…. he considers that since the tubes around the tendon was in place he would have considered it a partial rupture, however he said he was not a doctor.

5 Responses to “NHS Physio”

  1. anniehon 09 Oct 2008 at 2:16 pm


    Well done on getting the physio, did he say how many sessions you would get?

    All I got was the exercise sheet, paid for my physio myself.


  2. dazfon 09 Oct 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Good to hear that you are healing well. Did they tell you how many physio sessions you would have?

    I too am from the UK and I have a page on my blog for fellow UK ATR sufferers. UK sufferers are leaving posts there comparing their experiences of the local NHS, the good and the bad.

    Feel free to post and see all our other UK ATR’s

  3. dazfon 09 Oct 2008 at 4:28 pm

    forgot the link :-)


  4. bernardhgon 10 Oct 2008 at 12:51 am

    no memtion of number sessions was made…. but it appears it will be weekly…. and the therapist talke about someone was with for a mount three months…. so I will wait and see I suppos……what I am aware of though is that the therapist actually feels for the injury and then manipulates it……. the first two surgeons felt for injury and passed their judgement on that…. the senior only felt for the tendon after the final cast came off. The therapist was expecting to see an MRI scan…. which never happened as he wanted to see the location of the injury…. but found it by feeling for it

  5. anniehon 10 Oct 2008 at 1:27 am

    Gosh Bernard,

    Looks like you have a great team there. If you can get physio for up to 3 months then I think you will be fit very quickly indeed.

    I paid for my physio at the same private hospital I had the operation. When the physio she got my notes my surgeon had said only 3 sessions needed. After she checked out the wound etc. she said 10 sessions wouldn’t be enough! They all have different ideas. I paid for about 6 , now I try and do exercises at home. Jonathan has given me a good one to do, so its great when others on the site can assist us.


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