An example of our Care Pathway
Joan hurt her back 7 days ago lifting shopping out of the boot of her car. She felt a sharp pain in her lower back and was finding it difficult to move around, stand for long periods and drive. Joan felt a Care pathway was a good idea to outline what needed to be done to recovery from her injury.
Tailored Care Pathway
Joan came to see one of Stepaside Physio’s Chartered Physiotherapists who diagnosed that muscles in the back of her hip were in spasm ,which in turn was restricting the joints in her back. Joan also remembered that this had happened last year and maybe the year before. Further assessment from the physio revealed that other muscles in her upper back were in spasm as Joan spends a lot of time sitting at a desk for work.
Joan’s Care pathway
Diagnosis– Muscle spasm in Hip
Previous Injury– recurring Low back pain
Previous Injury implications– Upper back muscle spasm
Time to be pain free
- 10 days
- Restore full movement to touch toes
- Drive for 20 minutes
- Standing for 30 minute
- Walking for 25 minute
- Lifting shopping out of car
Things to avoid
- Bending and twisting
- Sitting for more than 20 minutes
- Standing over sink for more than 10 minutes
- Lifting heavy or awkward items
Number of treatments required
3-4 sessions over a period of 17 days to resolve injury, and a further 2+ session to resolve previous injury spread out over 4-5 weeks.
Follow up call
3 weeks after discharge
How our Care Pathway helped Joan
Joan was happy leaving her first session with Stepaside Physio as she had a clearly defined pathway to recovery and could plan her life around her injury accordingly.