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    When can I expect to get some relief from my pain with physiotherapy?

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    Tim Paine


    About:I completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with Honours at the University of Newcastle in 2011. Between completing university and starting work at Mitchell Physiotherapy I … View Profile

    This is heavily dependent on what the condition is. Often some of the early exercises can give pain relief, for many people within the day.
    And for some more long-term conditions it may take closer to a week to really begin to see an effect.
    Strengthening is a bit more complex. It takes about six weeks for muscle growth to occur from starting exercising. You often notice that it feels easier to do the exercises within two weeks, but it can take up to six weeks for actual muscle growth to occur and therefore to get a lot of benefit from doing some exercises.
    We certainly try to improve your pain on the first visit.

  • Dr Adam Arnold

    Chiropractor, Hypnotherapist

    I specialize in working with the nervous system to ensure your body is working well. This includes but is not limited to musculoskeletal care. I … View Profile

    I would encourage you to keep this communication open with your physio.  If you are not seeing any changes after 3-4 visits, I would suggest chatting with the physio to look at a different approach or a referral to another practitioner.

  • Charliewil

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    It is totally depends on your health condition..If it not so critical then within some sittings of physiotherapy, you will get relacation from pain. Fore more info :

    Physical therapy is not alternative therapy. It is a clinical health science.Physiotherapy is science-based, committed to extending, applying, evaluating and reviewing the evidence that underpins and informs its practice and delivery. The exercise of clinical judgment and informed interpretation is at its core.

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