Should I give up on my physio if my exercises make me worse?

“I had one session with a physio and the exercises that they gave me made it worse so I’m not going back.” Ok, so this is a problem because rehab exercises are designed to stress your injury to create an adaptation to improve the sensitivity and ultimately improve your function. If an exercise seems to irritate your injury then it clearly is loading it but maybe it is overloading it. So this means it could be the correct exercise but simply needs adjusting to find the sweet spot. So, why couldn’t the sweet spot be found straight away when the exercise was given? Should I give up on my physio if my exercises make me worse?

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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).