any opinions?

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24/01/2003 at 09:08
just wondering if anyone else has experience of physiotherapy or osteopathy? i've been seeing an osteopath for a bad back for about three years but recently it doesn't seem to be effective at making the pain go away. so yesterday i tried a physiotherapist and although i'm not all better i can notice the difference. has anyone else found that osteopathy has lost it's touch?
24/01/2003 at 09:17
horses for courses maybe

praps the new perspective from the physio has helped - the osteo may have been stuck in a treatment groove
24/01/2003 at 09:29
probably right. the osteopath has been great since i first hurt my back so i don't want to write him off too quickly.
24/01/2003 at 09:37
a good therapist is hard to find! so if you find one keep them

ive got a good physio so never been tempted but other people i know swear by chiropractors and osteopaths
24/01/2003 at 11:06
it really depends upon your practitioner I think. Both have extensive training programmes but like any job - there's both good and not so good practitioners
24/01/2003 at 15:03
Physiotherapy is such a diverse profession too that someone might be an expert in stroke rehabilitation or respiratory physiotherapy but not much cop on sports injuries. I don't know much about the other two but have always imagined they are less diverse in what they do.
24/01/2003 at 15:48
i used to have a flatmate physio, so i have faith in them, but my mothers back was sorted by acupuncture when all else failed (and she's a cynical woman), so like bune said, if getting better is worth it for you, it might cost a bit to try different treatments out.
Trogs    pirate
24/01/2003 at 17:24
My hubby swears by chiropractors. He doesn't run but suffers occasional severe back probs - the chiropractor usually sorts him out in a couple of sessions.
25/01/2003 at 15:16
I have no faith in either physio therapy or chiropractor treatments. Payed loads of money for chiropractor treatment for a bad back, with little positive result and as for physo treatment I was being treated for tendinitus when I had a fibula stress fracture!

I swear by a monthly sports massage that helps to keeps muscles loose and is great for injury prevention. I also reccommend an aromatherapy massage, just bliss!
25/01/2003 at 15:48
They are often ways of achieving the same end. One nice thing about a good physio is that they will teach you how to look after yourself. I had forty five minutes in a pool with a physio 4 years ago now, and I have not been bed-ridden with a bad back since. (I still go to the pool three times a week. Or Else!!) I see a physio now and again for checks and advice, but mostly I can sort trouble before it gets going.

I am doing Pilates now. Have done Alexander technique as well. The nice thing about trying a variety of approaches is that you can begin to understand the common ground, and then you can adapt ideas to your need, act early and avoid trouble.

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