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As a physiotherapist in private practice I've had to learn to say no

Why I say No – being a physiotherapist in private practice

I’m a physiotherapist in private practice. I work for myself. If I don’t see patients I don’t make any money. But there is the eternal argument between my accountant and myself regarding my business – I will refuse to treat certain patients. Now there is a HUGE amount that physiotherapy can help with, far more than it is usually credited with BUT if a patient is not suitable for the…

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Achalasia – how physiotherapy can help

A few months ago I was chatting to a woman I’d met a few times at various networking meetings and she mentioned she had a condition called achalasia which is quite unusual. The lower oesophageal (bottom of the oesophagus ) muscles and sphincter start to degenerate and, critically, the nerves which control these muscles. Patients commonly have problems swallowing, chest pain and regurgitate food and drink. She explained how she’d…

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No knee pain is good news!

I always think its worth shouting about when my patients feel better, but some of them get so excited they literally make the newspaper! hehehe Peter Tomlinson Testimonial in the Euro Weekly News “Being a keen sportsman eventually took its toll on me, with my left knee becoming very swollen and painful. I was unable to play padel and even found simple tasks such as walking and going up and…

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A holiday from knee pain

One of the things that always surprises me is how few places offer Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MRT or MBST) despite the fantastic results. I genuinely don’t understand it. But it seems to have an international reputation . . . . judging from my multi-national patients. The fact that the therapy can be condensed into a 2 week period also helps those of my patients who travel to Marbella to have…

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“Stairs were like Mount Everest” – the effects of knee pain

I had been seeing this lady for some time helping keep her back and knee pain under control. Then I found MRT! It took me a little while to convince her but eventually she agreed to try MRT on her lower back/lumbar spine. The relief she felt was so great that she decided to have the treatment on her knee as well! Fortunately for her, I see a LOT less…

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MRT for every joint

Physiotherapy has come a long since I finished my training (too long ago to talk about), new techniques and new tools mean it can fix a LOT more problems a LOT more successfully. But, it has it’s limitations. One of the most exciting things for me when I started using Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MRT or MBST) was finally being able to offer a solution to those of my patients who…

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Early knee pain all gone

It’s been nearly 10 years since I found out about and started using Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MRT or MBST) at the clinic. This story is from one of my first MRT patients, when we were still learning what worked and how to make sure everyone got the best results. And it’s still the key things that are important for my patients – no surgery and quick recovery times! “Earlier this…

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“A new pair of knees”

Long term wear and tear after playing sports, compounded by multiple operations that didn’t make a significant difference . . . it’s easy to feel that there’s no route forward. Often, by the time people get to me they feel like they have “seen everyone” and are left in pain. One of the best things that I get to do is help people find a route forward so they can…

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A Tale of 2 hips . . and the pain that went away.

Many of the testimonials I receive are by email, often just a couple of lines in reply to my follow ups. A quick “Yup all better thanks” as people get on with their lives. Brilliant for me as I know their history, have been in touch several times and know the “story”. But occasionally I get patients like Joe, who set out to write a detailed explanation for future patients.…

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Limping down the aisle – quick rehab for a hamstring

Most people don’t want to take a lot of time off from their life when they get an injury. Rest is probably the most loathed treatment option, certainly here on the Costa del Sol where many of my patients are involved in sport! While patients generally want to get better as quickly as possible most people don’t have quite such a tight deadline. Carlos injured his hamstring playing football and…

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