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Physio's MUST help overweight patients to deal with their problems

A CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) professional advisor said recently “Physio staff are well placed to help overweight patients to start dealing with their problems.”

The impact of obesity on health is huge. We as physiotherapists can help by Ask, Advise, Assist

  1. Ask – “How do you feel about your weight?”
  2. Advise – Discuss a balanced diet which can reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and physical activity can also reduce stress, help you feel happier and reduce signs of aging. Eat 3 regular meals daily and build up activity levels slowly and at your own pace.
  3. Assist – Provide details of local services available, leaflets and websites.

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Gill's approach is to think about the individual behind the pain, and so she treats that person. She's an outstanding practitioner, who inspires trust and confidence.

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I'm delighted to give a testimonial for Gill Huckett's Hatfield physiotherapy practice, Physio 23. I've been seeing Gill for several years now. I was referred to her, following an episode of bad back pain. After a careful and thorough initial assessment, and physio treatment, Gill also showed me some daily Pilates exercises to do at home, backed up with written instructions – with easy-to-follow pictures! Regular treatments and the exercises helped me to recover well. As my back problem is chronic, I currently see her for maintenance treatments and these have proved to be invaluable.

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Mrs P W from Watford