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Shoulders benefit from HANDS-ON Physio!

A recent survey of 104 adults of working age, all diagnosed with shoulder impingement syndrome were randomly selected to receive either a steroid injection or a course of manual therapy. Both groups were also given exercises to do at home.

The injection group were able to have a further 2 injections within a year if required, whilst the treatment group had 6 X 30 minutes sessions of physiotherapy within 3 weeks. Both groups showed significant improvement in pain and disability after treatment and during the following year. However the group having had injections, were found to visit their doctor more often requesting further treatment compared with the physiotherapy treatment group. This shows that the hands-on treatment approach had not only more significantly improved but the benefits also lasted  much longer and sought further treatment much less.

We at Physio 23 adopt a policy of Hands-On treatment whenever possible as we have found that patients respond better to this approach and prefer this to machines “fixing them.”

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As a physiotherapist Gill has been exceptional. She is highly qualified and has a high degree of clinical proficiency as well as being very caring and sympathetic, which we both find very reassuring...

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Lawrence and I have been patients of Gill as a physiotherapist for about seven years and have also attended her Pilates classes for about five years.

As a physiotherapist she has been exceptional. She is highly qualified and has a high degree of clinical proficiency as well as being very caring and sympathetic, which we both find very reassuring. I had surgery on my shoulder after which I was unable to raise my arm properly. With the help of Gill’s treatment my shoulder has recovered 100% of its mobility. Lawrence has had 5 major spinal operations over the last two years and Gill has been invaluable over that time. Between each operation she has maximised his recovery and given him treatment and exercises to minimise muscle wastage. We are confident that with her help he will make a full recovery.

We have both attended her Clinical Pilates classes and have found them extremely helpful. Gill uses the APPI method of Pilates and always ensures that each member of the class only takes any exercise to a level appropriate for them. I now attend two classes each week and would do more if I could.

I have recommended Gill to several members of my family and friends who have all been more than happy with the treatment they have received.

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Mr & Mrs L.& N. S from Radlett