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Should I see my Doctor or Physio first?

When should I see a Physiotherapist first?

Physiotherapists specialize in treating various physical conditions and injuries. We are highly trained to assess you and advise on the best treatment moving forward.

Physios can also refer for many x-rays and are trained to identify when this is required. They will also refer you to a Doctor if they feel this is required.

When should I see my Doctor first? 

You should see your doctor first if you have any of the following symptoms:

    • Sudden and intense pain or swelling without an apparent cause.
    • Signs of infection, such as redness, warmth, or fever accompanying the pain or swelling.
    • Severe pain
    • Recent injury or trauma resulting in severe pain or swelling.
    • Existing medical conditions that might contribute to the symptoms.

If your symptoms worsen or become unbearable while waiting for an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact your doctor’s office or seek immediate medical attention, such as visiting an urgent care center or emergency department.

 

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