The time between sustaining an injury and receiving treatment can have a significant impact on the outcome of your recovery…
Most structures within the body are healed as well as they can be between three and six months, pain that lasts longer than three months is referred to as chronic pain. This is less about structural changes within the body and more about the sensitivity of the nervous system – it is more complex.
The average waiting time for NHS physiotherapy services in Buckinghamshire at present varies between three and five weeks, from the time you are referred by your GP.
Treating your injury in the simpler acute stage can prevent you from developing chronic pain, which in itself is harder to treat. You can self refer directly to Elite meaning that you can usually be seen within 24 hours of injury.
For more information on chronic pain click here.