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Physio - Does it work or not?

(4 Posts)
dontdillydally Fri 12-Jun-09 11:36:50

my Dad has very weak leg muscles (he's late 70's) and is in hosp and having physio.

Some people including my Dad are very sceptical about it - are there any MN's that are physios out there that can give me some advice?

oneforward20back Fri 12-Jun-09 12:05:12

Am not physio but it has worked for both my nans bespite arthritis. In my experience physio's try to specifically target the muscle groups that are weak/stiff to strengthen and increase flexibility. It also worked after knee surgery on me but it does take time and can be uncomfortable as the muscles gain strength (or maybe i had evil physio hmm)

potplant Fri 12-Jun-09 12:10:52

I had physio on my leg to strengthen the muscles supporting my dodgy knee. Made a big difference, so much so that I could take up running.

What I did find is that it took a couple of weeks to see results though so perhaps that's why your Dad is a bit cynical.

I'm no physio and I'm not in my late 70's but it worked for me.

dontdillydally Fri 12-Jun-09 14:48:51

thank you I think its a matter of getting this through to him - I just feel as though he has given up like they say "You can take a horse to water but you cant make it drink"!!!!

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