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*NEWS FLASH* – waiting times to rise for hip and knee replacements

Mr Simon Stevens, the NHS England Boss, has spoken. He states that patients will face longer waits for operations such as hip and knee replacements, which are considered as ‘non-urgent’ operations. GPs are also expected to cut the number of patients they refer to hospitals and are advised to refer to physiotherapy instead.

Is this good or bad? What are the implications?

When people suffer from arthritis and pain is the biggest problem, health professionals believe that surgery should ALWAYS be the last resort.

Physiotherapy together with other methods to delay surgery are available. From having steroid injections into the affected joints, to strengthening the muscles and losing weight to relieve pressure from joints, these options MUST be considered first.

For those who have gone through the above steps and feel a joint replacement is inevitable, physiotherapy can in actual fact help to prepare for surgery. This is called Prehabilitation, and helps to restore as much movement and strength in the affected joint before surgery. This puts individuals one step ahead when they start the postoperative recovery process and is highly recommended by many surgeons and therapists.

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as may visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you