bertyboy Member Posts: 1,860
edited 11. Feb 2011, 15:17 in Living with Arthritis archive
I went back to physio yesterday after seeing the consultant on the 12 Jan , had exrays that show my TKR is not tracking , he will opperate but i said i would try physio first , he was happy with that . Physio went like this
him why are you here :?:
me , have you not had any info
him , a bit
me , have you seen the xrays,
him , no
a few pokes and lifts later do this one 10 times 3 times aday , come back in a fortnight i will look at the xrays ,
me, can i see somebody else
him , sorry fully booked
job done
I know i am a lady ,all life is a journey xx MAY xx


  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    There seems to be a lack of joined-up thinking here, doesn't there? Having said you would opt for physio you think the very least the hospital would do would be to make sure that the one you were seeing was fully informed. I hope that what he has set you to do (based on his lack of info) will not cause much discomfort - exercise with caution, bertyboy, just be careful. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • caterina57
    caterina57 Member Posts: 1,424
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Berty
    As DD says be careful with whatever he has asked you to do. I went for a physio assessment last week, but at least they were fully clued up had the xray and concluded that physio wasn't actually any good for me: that it could cause more harm than good.
    Take care Cath
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Berty,

    What is it about physio departments?! Its all so wrong he should have it on screen and know what he is dealing with before he deals with you!

    The lifts I assume will be to strengthen the muscles and that's probably a good idea but he really is out of order to not discuss it all with you and know why you are there cus how does he know if its going to help or not if he doesn't know what he is meant to be achieving!

    I don't know what to say flower. I just don't know what to say. (((( )))) and so wish it had been a better appointment for you. Cris xx
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Berty, what a bum appointment. I would have been angry too (but I wouldn't have said anything I am a bit of a wimp)
    I don't think I would do his exercises though until he has seen the xray.
    Hope he is better informed at your next visit
    Take care
    Juliepf x
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 7,412
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I am sorry to hear that you had such an unproductive physio appointment. I have been told that physios are not that hot on interpreting MRI's,but not sure about xrays. I am not saying that this applies to all physios but most definitely to some. My daughter's physio admitted that to her as they were looking at her MRI scan of her lower back. My daughter read up loads on her complaint - not arthritis - sorted out an exercise plan for herself and took it along to her next physio appointment and the physio approved it. She also stated that swimming would be ok too when my daughter asked. So in actual fact my daughter did all the prep work and then asked the physio. Seems completely round the wrong way to me :roll:

    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • chris7
    chris7 Bots Posts: 2,696
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi berty

    Jeepers what a horrible appointment!. :shock: I really hope the exercises help and that the next visit is more successful for you. When my first physio visit was a wash out my doc, referred me to a different one who couldn't have been nicer and was so helpful. Can you push to see someone a little less apathetic via your GP? It really does seem to be the luck of the draw. I really hope things improve for you.
    take care
  • speedalong
    speedalong Member Posts: 3,315
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Berty, physios seem to come in two kinds - brilliant or totally disinterested. Unfortunately you got the worst kind.

    You could try asking your GP/Pals to support you or you could try writing to the head of the physio dept?

    isn't it ridiculous - everyone benefits if physio sorts out your knee ... DURR!!!

    I have had OA since mid twenties. It affects my hips and knees. I had a THR on the left aged 30 and now have a resurface-replacement on the right - done May 2010.
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Berty,
    Oh the joys of lack of communication!! This really is not good enough and if you feel you can get back in touch with your consultant. If he/she knows what is going on they may be able to sort the situation out.
    Take care,
    Lv, Ix
  • maggiemay
    maggiemay Member Posts: 122
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Bertie

    Sorry to hear your physio was a waste of space, and your time.
    I have heard a lot about Physios being like that on the mainland as my cousin attended one, and she said exactly the same thing.
    But thankfully I dont have one like that, I cant praise my Physio Louise enough, she had all the info from Dr and Hospital, X-Rays.
    She asked me how I felt about Acupuncture, told her would give it a go.
    All the treatment she gave me, through out the weekly visits she asked if i was in any pain whilst she was doing it, if so she immedietly stopped.

    Anyway to me that is what a good physio is, and not the plon--r you had, im really sorry you had a bad experience but in N.Ireland we seem to be lucky that way.
    Are you getting another Physio if do hope they are better genned up on your probs

  • madwestie
    madwestie Member Posts: 383
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Berty it is disgusting that you have been treated in this off hand manner.
    have you thought about ringing the pysio dept and asking if you can see someone else as the person you saw was ill equiped to do there job ad also refused to let you see anyone else (i am sure they cannot do that).
    I saw an ot lady for hand splints once who was useless i phoned them up when i got home and explained to them and they made me an appointment with a lovely lady who helped me a lot.

    good luck

  • bertyboy
    bertyboy Member Posts: 1,860
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks folks for all your thoughts , i see him again on the 22nd , in the hope hes seen the xrays and spoken to one that might know what might work , so watch this space
    I know i am a lady ,all life is a journey xx MAY xx
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Berty
    I am so sorry you had such a bad appointment, honestly it does leave you fuming, I had physio a while ago now when I first started with arthur, I lost all faith in them, she was a young girl and every time I jumped so did she.
    I wish you well and I do hope you get some proper treatment very soon
    Barbara x