Physiotherapy negligence

What is physiotherapy?

Many people may undergo physiotherapy to improve their quality of life. Patients may undergo physiotherapy for a spectrum of reasons, whether due to injuries they have sustained due to an accident or had an injury for a prolonged time. The primary purpose of physiotherapy is to improve the patient’s quality of life; though it is uncommon, physiotherapy negligence may occur and cause detrimental damage to a person’s health. If you have experienced physiotherapy negligence, we highly advise you to contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side.

Physiotherapy negligence

Physiotherapists help you enhance your physical ability after experiencing injuries to your muscles and bones or experiencing health conditions that could impact your circulation. If you have been experiencing ongoing pain that affects your daily activities, your doctor or GP may refer you to attend physiotherapy treatment.

Before starting this therapy, the doctor must be fully aware of the patient’s condition to then refer them to suitable treatment. It can be common for doctors to misdiagnose a patient’s condition by misdiagnosing their symptoms, and they may refer the wrong treatment for your injuries. Not attending physiotherapy appointments could worsen a condition or even lead to permanent disability. The condition will require the right treatment which would include, massaging, exercise, hydrotherapy, and advice from professionals to relieve pain.

Different types of treatment include: 

  • Massage
  • Exercise
  • Manipulation
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Electrotherapy.

In some cases, this could also worsen your condition, by being told to do exercises that may overwork your condition and cause strain, this could also lead to increased pain or could worsen wounds after surgery. Physiotherapists who treat scars will advise you to use pressure garnets to lower the build-up of scar tissue, however, sometimes they might be uncomfortable to wear as they could be too tight and cause new wounds. If you have experienced medical negligence, we highly advise you to contact one of our experienced medical negligence solicitors now and get the compensation you deserve.

Other common types of negligence include: 

  • Using an unsuitable physiotherapy technique.
  • Being excessively vigorous with a physiotherapy technique.
  • Failing to assess a condition before treatment begins and conducting the wrong type of treatment.
  • Executing a treatment that is too aggressive for their abilities.

Occupational therapy has its good and bad sides, it might help you massively with your health condition but sometimes the outcome may not be positive, and if you have faced physiotherapy negligence, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors.

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Here at Solicitors On Your Side, we understand that facing a medical negligence case can be an extremely traumatising and stressful experience for anyone. Like with any personal injury case, we work on a no-win-no-fee guarantee, which is only chargeable if the case is won, this means the process of taking a claim out with us is completely risk-free, ensuring that you come out with the best outcome. Contact our solicitors now; we will ensure that you are provided with regular updates on your case, knowing where you stand at all times.

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