An Integrated Health and
Specialists In Back Care, Sports Injury & Musculoskeletal Pain Treatments
Physiotherapy in Bordon
Back to Active now offers physiotherapy in Bordon. Physiotherapists, as an allied health care profession have begun to shift our management from a more bio-medical approach to a more bio-psychosocial approach to help our patients. We have drifted away from an overreliance on 'hands on' therapy to more 'hands off' approaches. That's not to say we do not touch or treat patients any more but there is definitely a lot less reliance. We are more patient centred driven and focus on patient education and engagement and more movement rehabilitation.
Lets just say; we are now starting to work with people, not on people.
While advances in assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions have improved care for many people, there have been less beneficial developments in the provision of care for people with musculoskeletal conditions, one of which is the worrying tendency to provide too much medicine (Lewis et al, 2019). Patients feel that taking medication is the only solution they have when they are in acute pain. To an extent it's true, but being able to work around the pain is what physiotherapy is all about!
With the advances in social media and the ever growing health care structure, there has been a huge influx of the 'O' words. Overcomplicating treatment, overdiagnosing patients, overprescribing medication and overimaging for example the use of X-ray in Osteoarthritis of the knee or Frozen Shoulder.
Musculoskeletal pain is always multifactorial. However patients are sometimes misinformed that myriad non surgical health care options including acupuncture, manual therapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, electrotherapy, injections, pharmacology among others will 'fix' the problem. They are simply 'adjuncts' to help you regain confidence and remove that fear avoidance behaviour to then be able to return to your meaningful activities.
Up to 70% of people experience shoulder pain and 90% experience low back pain at some stage in their lives. One may argue that these common musculoskeletal conditions can be considered unpleasant yet 'normal occurrences.
The role of a physiotherapist or any allied health care clinician should involve the following:
1. Avoid emotive language and outdated explanations when reasoning and making recommendations for treatment and management
2. Establish what matters most to the patient and discuss this as part of the shared decision making process
3. Understand the natural history of the condition and reassure patients that most conditions usually get better without any interventions
4. Ensure patients are aware of and understand all reasonable diagnosis and management options and have enough time to make their own 'informed' decisions.
5. Discuss the impact an intervention may have on the individual i.e. how many sessions the patient may need, will there be any limitations and return to activity time frames)
So if you can't get a GP appointment to discuss your injury why not try a private sports physiotherapist in Bordon?
We look forward to welcoming you for physiotherapy in Bordon and working with you for a better you!