HOW MANY PATIENTS DO YOU SERVE AT THE SPINAL PHYSIOTHERAPY & SPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC?
Currently there are over 5,500 patients registered with us. That's equivalent to an average sized GP practice.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CONDITIONS YOU TREAT?
55% of patients we treat are for problems with back &/or neck pain.
24% are for joint problems - Shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, ankle.
12% are for foot disorders.
9% are for soft tissue problems such as tendinopathy, ligament sprains and muscle strains that are not otherwise associated with a joint problem above.
HOW MANY APPOINTMENTS CAN I EXPECT TO NEED?
Average number of sessions to discharge across all diagnosis = 3.53
Some conditions take more, some take less and each individual is different.
HOW DO PATIENTS REPORT THEIR OUTCOME AT THE END OF TREATMENT?
79% of patients self report that their condition is resolved.
90% report they are at least 75% better. (Includes the 79% above who are fully better).
6% report to be between 50-75% better
3% report to have some improvement 25-50% better.
2% report no improvement.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM NOT IMPROVING?
In approximately 10% of cases we will need to refer on for a specialist opinion or further investigation. This may be imaging such as an MRI scan which we can arrange if necessary or write to your GP to arrange some blood tests or X-rays. In some cases it is obvious from the beginning that surgery will be required and we will refer accordingly. Having seen a physio, being assessed and having a letter to your GP or consultant in itself can be a great assistance in getting you the help you need. In almost 90% of cases however physio will result in the issue being resolved or at least 75% better.