This month’s patient success story is about an NHS worker, Bridget, who felt her knee ‘pop’ during a busy shift at work, leaving her in a lot of knee pain. After receiving physio treatment at Paul Gough Physio Rooms, Bridget is no longer in any pain and her quality of life has gone back to how it was before the knee injury.
Bridget, aged 50+ and originally from Ireland, found herself limping and using pain relief medication after suffering from a dislocated knee cap.
Bridget works as a Psychotherapist in the NHS and has worked across both the UK and Ireland for over 35 years.
While at work one day, she was rushing from one appointment to another and twisted her knee – she felt her knee ‘pop’ and it left her in a lot of pain. This injury resulted in a dislocated knee cap and left her limping badly.
“My favourite thing about attending Paul Gough Physio Rooms was definitely the friendly and helpful staff. They were excellent. I also liked that I could have an appointment out of hours meaning I did not have to arrange time off from work.”
This injury at work was not the beginning of Bridget’s knee problems… Around 30 years ago, she was unfortunately involved in a car accident and suffered several bone breaks, which required her to need a lot of plates and pins. This accident left Bridget dealing with painful twinges in her right knee which could last anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours.
After being referred to Paul Gough Physio Rooms through Occupational Health at work, Bridget was invited for a free telephone consultation to discuss how we could help her, which led Bridget to come in and see us for for a face-to-face diagnosis and then book a personalised treatment plan.
Bridget’s goal was to be pain-free again and reduce the limp she had after her initial knee injury – which she has achieved!
By her second appointment, Bridget had stopped using all pain relief medication and by the end of her treatment, she was able to get back to a healthy and active lifestyle without any pain from her injury.
“By the second appointment with you I had stopped all pain relief medication. The limp has gone back to how it was before the injury. I am no longer in any pain from the injury.”
Since Bridget’s initial car accident and old injury, her right shin had been ‘numb’ and it was painful when any pressure was put on it…
After receiving treatment from our physios, Bridget’s pain and numbness improved and her quality of life has gone back to how it was before the injury.
“My quality of life has gone back to how it was before the injury. However, I also now have a lot more knowledge and know how to improve my leg further following the instructions from the physio team.”
“If I was to give anyone else advice about Paul Gough Physio Rooms, I would say don’t put it off. The staff I met were excellent and very competent in their jobs. They had lots of knowledge and were able to answer all my questions. I would recommend them to anyone who is suffering with a physio complaint. The short-term pain is definitely worth the long-term gain.”
Not only is Bridget now pain-free, but through having treatment at the clinic she’s now more knowledgeable about her injuries too, meaning that she can help herself at home along with understand what her pain means.
Getting back to how Bridget was before her injury means that she can spend pain free time with her three adult children and visit the beach – things she loves doing!
At Paul Gough Physio Rooms, we’re all so happy we’ve been able to help Bridget return to a pain free life. Hearing patient success stories like this one, means the absolute world to us.
Does This Sound Like You Or Someone You Know? We can help!
Our patients tell us the average time to wait on the NHS for knee pain is now 16 weeks +. We can provide an appointment within 7 days, and your first one could be free.
During one of our taster sessions, we offer expert advice about the worry and frustration of life-changing aches and pains – for FREE, in under 30 minutes.
If you can relate to Bridget’s story and you are looking for some help with something like knee, back or neck pain, we offer FREE taster sessions, which give you the opportunity to come in and meet us and see for yourself how we can help you.
- What is the underlying cause of your back pain? (hopefully nothing too serious!)
- Roughly, how long will it take to fix my problem?
- What to do to help – which doesn’t include painkillers, resting or surgery etc.
- What other, natural, drug free methods are there to speed up recovery alongside treatment?
With waiting lists on the NHS at record lengths and GP surgeries under increasing pressure, our advice is quite simple: Don’t allow the pandemic to delay your physiotherapy treatment and let an injury that you think might seem ‘trivial’ now, whether it be a big or small injury, turn into something more serious.
It’s no exaggeration to say that what may seem like a trivial matter, like slight knee pain that you think will go away, can lead to a bigger problem. Read our blog post ‘Why should I choose private physiotherapy over the free health service?’.
For more expert advice, read our other blogs or check out our YouTube channel:
Read Our Blog – 3 ‘Quick Fixes’ You THINK Help Knee Pain – But Don’t
Read Our Blog – 3 Simple Steps to Become More Flexible and Move Freely
Read Our Blog – What Do I Do When I Pull A Muscle?
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