Being seen within 6weeks of pain/injury results in a better outcome!
Access to NHS physiotherapy, like many services has been hit hard during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Face to face access has been limited, and waiting lists have often been too long to help patients when they would most benefit from advice and treatment.
Thankfully, many private physiotherapy practices such as Bevan Wilson Physiotherapy’s clinics in Guildford, Godalming and Wonersh have continued to assess and treat patients face to face (subject to triage and within safe operating guidelines) throughout most of the Pandemic and have provided a much-needed point of contact, assessment and reassurance for patients.
Recent research by PhysioFirst, who represent over 3,000 private physiotherapists in the UK, has highlighted that patients who were seen by a private Chartered Physiotherapist within the first six weeks following injury or the development of pain, achieved a better outcome that those who had experienced symptoms for longer than six weeks. n=51,975 t=27.1, df = 51973, p<0.1, D=41.
If you’re currently on an NHS waiting list for physiotherapy, Orthopaedic assessment or surgery and would like further help, support or advice then we would love to hear from you and will do all that we can to support you as appropriate via treatment, rehabilitation, private referral or advice and reassurance.