Is waiting too long for physiotherapy detrimental?

Sometimes the NHS Physio waiting list is long and this means fast access to Physiotherapy assessment and treatment is not always available. At Hawkes Physiotherapy we have no waiting lists and so you can get Physio fast! What is the impact of delayed access to Physio? What does the research find?

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  • Deslauriers, Simon, et al. “Effects of waiting for outpatient physiotherapy services in persons with musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review.” Disability and rehabilitation (2019): 1-10.

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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).