"Professional service which has almost..."
About: Chapel Allerton Hospital Chapel Allerton Hospital Leeds LS7 4SA
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What I liked
I've just been discharged from a course of physiotherapy and was very happy with the service I received. I was being treated for lower back pain and severe sciatica. My first appointment was a cancellation only a few days after my GP referred me. The physio observed my movement and prescribed a set of exercises that freed the muscle spasm and had me walking upright almost immediately. Over the following couple of months I have visited CAH several more times, with the therapy and exercises changing each time as I got better. My pain levels have gone from an excruciating 8/10 to a barely noticeable 1 or 2; I am no longer incapacitated and I am back at work. This is down to the help of my physio and keeping up the exercises he gave me.
What could be improved
Sometimes the intervals between appointments were a bit long (3-4 weeks) during which time I suffered one or two relapses. This is not the fault of the physiotherapist but I wish now that I'd got in touch as soon as I had the setback, rather than waiting for the next appointment.