Is Surgery a Placebo? A systematic review comparing real versus sham surgery.

I have previously produced videos and blog articles on this subject but this is looking at systematic review of research papers comparing various surgeries versus sham or fake surgery.

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  • Wartolowska, K., Judge, A., Hopewell, S., Collins, G. S., Dean, B. J. F., Rombach, I., Brindley, D., Savulescu, J., Beard, D. J. and Carr, A. J. (2014) ‚ÄúUse of Placebo Controls in the Evaluation of Surgery: Systematic Review,‚Äù BMJ: British Medical Journal, 348(7960).

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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).