This is a nice article from Zoe Williams of the Guardian nicely explaining why massage is still party of a Physio’s skill-set. The evidence says it doesn’t help which is why NHS Physio’s don’t do it which is a shame but understandable; the NHS is mandated to provide evidence based practice. The NHS also collects statistics which informs future treatment strategies for us all.
In private practice we’re able to apply a range of techniques and massage is fundamental. Physiotherapists used to be called Clinical Masseurs before the focus became more functional.
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