How much more effective is your treatment if you have a preference for it?

“I couldn’t get into see my usual physio so I’ve had to book in with you.” Sounds innocent, doesn’t it? But this type of thinking is already creating a problem. It is the negative connotation that you won’t be as good as their usual physio even though they have never seen you before. Believe it or not, your expectations and preferences play a substantial role in how successful your treatment will be, in spite of the treatment received. But by how much? How much more effective is your treatment if you have a preference for it?

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  • Bishop, Mark D., et al. “The influence of clinical equipoise and patient preferences on outcomes of conservative manual interventions for spinal pain: an experimental study.” Journal of pain research 10 (2017): 965.

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Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).