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How long does Physiotherapy take to work
14 Jul

How long does Physiotherapy take to work

The first question most people ask following an assessment of their injury is how long will it take to get back to normal: in other words, how long with physiotherapy take to work. 

The truth is that there is no single answer to this question since each person is different and there are several variables that influence the type and duration of treatment.

When you first see your Physiotherapist, you should be having a conversation about your goals, and what you would consider a successful round of treatment. Now, if your injury is not due to an accident or one off incident then it is potentially due to your biomechanics (how your body moves due to muscle and joints length, strength, and coordination). 

Your Physiotherapist should be able to describe to you three things: what tissue is giving you the pain; what mechanics got you into this situation; and what the two of you can do about it.  

Factors that affect treatment time length:

  • The part of the body affected
  • Individual’s healing rate
  • The extent of the injury
  • Compliance with physiotherapy and exercise program
  • Other current and past health conditions
  • Occupation/hobbies/activities

Don’t get discouraged if you aren’t seeing the results you want immediately. Physical therapy isn’t an overnight cure; it’s a process that involves a lot of hard work. 

So how long does Physiotherapy take to work? The answer is that the length of treatment is different for everyone, and it is nearly impossible to predict exactly how long it may take for an individual to make a full recovery.

In some cases a full recovery may not be possible. You may never reach the same level of ability that you had before the injury. But the goal of physical therapy is to help you achieve the maximum ability possible.

The longer someone waits before going to Physiotherapy, the longer the course of care may have to be due to worsening tissue health and worsening movement pattern.

Here at Total Restore Physiotherapy we look forward to helping you make faster progress toward your physical therapy goals.

Get in touch

If you are suffering from any pain or injuries and need advice/treatment or not sure how long Physiotherapy will take to work then give us a call on 0161 8333008 and make an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists. We are located in the city centre in the Royal Exchange Building just off St Ann’s Square.