Doc Talk #199 – Physiotherapy

To celebrate National Physiotherapy month, in this episode of Doc Talk, Dr Dan and Jamieson recognized the value of physiotherapy.

We chatted about the role of physiotherapists, what they can do, and how they can be helpful for many conditions.

The scope of their work may surprise you – they don’t just look after people with sports injuries, but they help a wide range of conditions, including looking after seniors, falls prevention, balance and inner ear issues such as vertigo, pelvic floor problems and lower back pain.

We talked about the limited value of diagnostic tests and advanced technology and made reference to a study in the British Medical Journal about knee arthroscopy and a study looking at MRI findings in patients with no symptoms of back pain.

If you are considering or currently having physiotherapy treatment, we also gave some great tips for how to get the most our of their expertise.

Photo by John Fornander on Unsplash

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