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    • ifti
    • By ifti 13th Mar 17, 1:04 PM
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    Looking for a Physio
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    • 13th Mar 17, 1:04 PM
    Looking for a Physio 13th Mar 17 at 1:04 PM
    Hi

    I am looking for a physio in and around the west london area,
    mainly looking around Ealing,Harrow and Hillingdon Borough's, we dont mind travelling as far as slough but need someone good and recommended.

    My father has problems with his knee and a few issues with his leg.

    thanks in advance
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    • another casualty
    • By another casualty 13th Mar 17, 2:09 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 2:09 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 2:09 PM
    Because of the area,I cannot help you .
    However, if you are stuck , I recommend acupuncture .
    Plenty of acupuncturists around .
    Good luck in your search
    • Toothsmith
    • By Toothsmith 13th Mar 17, 4:54 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:54 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 4:54 PM
    Can I join in?

    I recommend dentistry!
    How to find a dentist.
    1. Get recommendations from friends/family/neighbours/etc.
    2. Once you have a short-list, VISIT the practices - dont just phone. Go on the pretext of getting a Practice Leaflet.
    3. Assess the helpfulness of the staff and the level of the facilities.
    4. Only book initial appointment when you find a place you are happy with.
    • ifti
    • By ifti 13th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 7:59 PM
    thank you for your replies
    he has sciatica which comes and goes and pain in his knee

    ill wait for more replies
    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 13th Mar 17, 8:01 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:01 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 8:01 PM
    His gp is the place to start. Many surgeries can sell refer to physio.
    Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving . Albert Einstein.

    I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
    Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 13th Mar 17, 9:20 PM
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    • 13th Mar 17, 9:20 PM
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    I would recommend osteopathy.
    Hands on treatment and no machines.
    An osteopath got me walking when I had a dead foot- last ditch attempt after I had tried everything else. That is now many years ago.
    She kept my arthritic knees at bay for at least 8 years before I had total knee replacements last year.
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything!

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    • ifti
    • By ifti 15th Mar 17, 9:27 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 9:27 PM
    well we have decided to go with Jigsaw Osteopathy

    reviews seem pretty good and hes local which helps

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=osteopathy&rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GBGB730GB730&oq=osteopathy&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i59 j69i61j69i60l2&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#safe=off&q=osteopathy&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=51510 816,-372984,4006&tbm=lcl&tbs=lf_msr:-1,lf_od:-1,lf_oh:-1,lf_pqs:EAE,lf:1,lf_ui:2&*&rlfi=hd:;si:1774381649 5444223149;mv:!1m3!1d78860.41654303057!2d-0.2661263!3d51.49867115!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i613! 2i381!4f13.1;tbs:lf_msr:-1,lf_od:-1,lf_oh:-1,lf_pqs:EAE,lf:1,lf_ui:2
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 15th Mar 17, 9:32 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 9:32 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 9:32 PM
    Hope that your Dad will get sorted but I suspect it will take a few sessions. Have you managed to get an appointment for quite soon.
    Hope so , so that he gets some relief, pain is very wearing.
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything!

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    • keithdc
    • By keithdc 15th Mar 17, 10:09 PM
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    Hmmm... osteopathy.

    http://edzardernst.com/tag/osteopathy/

    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Osteopathy/Pages/Introduction.aspx
    • ifti
    • By ifti 16th Mar 17, 6:26 PM
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    Hope that your Dad will get sorted but I suspect it will take a few sessions. Have you managed to get an appointment for quite soon.
    Hope so , so that he gets some relief, pain is very wearing.
    Originally posted by Katiehound
    thank you so much for your concern, they didnt have any appointments before tuesday but then they got a cancellation and we are going tomorrow.

    the pain is pretty bad but hopefully he should be able to do something to help, leg is pretty numb and the GP just said it'll get better by itself.
    • keithdc
    • By keithdc 16th Mar 17, 8:00 PM
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    the pain is pretty bad but hopefully he should be able to do something to help, leg is pretty numb and the GP just said it'll get better by itself.
    Originally posted by ifti
    And the GP is correct!

    The problem is that you will go to osteopath and the pain will probably get better (as it would get better anyway). You will the attribute the improvement to the osteopath.
    In reality, all you will be doing is paying lots of money for an improvement that would have happened anyway whilst exposing yourself to the risks of osteopathy.


    Do you know what they call alternative medicine that works?
    Medicine!
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 16th Mar 17, 8:42 PM
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    And the GP is correct!

    The problem is that you will go to osteopath and the pain will probably get better (as it would get better anyway). You will the attribute the improvement to the osteopath.
    In reality, all you will be doing is paying lots of money for an improvement that would have happened anyway whilst exposing yourself to the risks of osteopathy.


    Do you know what they call alternative medicine that works?
    Medicine!
    Originally posted by keithdc
    Probably you haven't been in a position when all conventional medicine has to offer results in a numb foot and the inability to walk properly ......bed rest, physio, traction......situation getting worse not better....
    Been there, done that, bought the T shirt. many , many years ago when alternative therapy was said to be "all in the mind!"
    Osteopath sorted my problem which turned out to be a 'slipped disc' and by the time I eventually saw the orthopedic surgeon he declared that whatever treatment I had had cured the problem.

    In a survey some years later consultants were asked who they would consult with a back problem. I can't remember the percentage, more than 50%, would see...... an osteopath.

    nevermind what a search on the internet brings, some alternative therapies work.
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything!

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