Only 2 in 3 physios provide recommended care, but thats still higher than medicine

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Overall, we discovered 63% of physio therapists supplied suggested treatments, which appears higher than in healthcare facilities and GP centers in general. Physiotherapists can supply a variety of treatments, some advised and others not, so these percentages do not add up to 100. For knee osteoarthritis, 65% of physio therapists supplied suggested treatments (to recommend patients to stay active, undertake aerobic and strength workouts and lose weight).

Overall, we found 63% of physiotherapists offered advised treatments, which appears higher than in health centers and GP centers in general. In our study, nearly half of physio therapists (45 %) provided treatments that standards didn’t mention since there wasn’t sufficient proof to say if they worked or not. And one in four( 27%) provided treatments the guidelines recommend against. Physio therapists can provide a variety of treatments, some suggested and others not, so these portions do not add up to 100. For knee osteoarthritis, 65% of physiotherapists provided recommended treatments (to recommend clients to stay active, carry out aerobic and strength exercises and lose weight).

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