Physio Centre Provides Relief With Evening News Coverage

by Laura Berry

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Physio Centre Evening NEWS The Physiotherapy Centre receives pain free PR Scotland in popular Edinburgh daily.

Kirsten Lord, who runs The Edinburgh Physiotherapy Centre and The Glasgow Physiotherapy Centre, has been providing pain relief for chronic pain sufferers for over 20 years and the service she provides has been recognised by a two page feature in the Edinburgh Evening News.

Kirsten and her staff at the clinic’s take a holistic approach to pain relief, using a combination of physiotherapy, massage therapy, osteopathy and alternative treatments to get the most effective results.

Using a case study of one of Kirsten’s patients, the article shows not only how debilitating chronic pain can be, but also the positive affects that physiotherapy can have.

Katharine Ross, a mum of two from Edinburgh was reffered to Kirsten by a friend after months of taking pain relief pills and seeing little improvement. Now after just a few months Katharine is able to lead a pill free life, allowing her to enjoy her work and family time without pain.

Katharine quotes in the article; “I went to see Kirsten three months ago and since then its been fantastic and I’ve been off the painkillers. It was very different to the previous physio I’d had. It was more hands on and involved more than looking just at my lower back. She would focus on other parts of my back and my calf.

“I think because she was more interested in relieving my pain it also made me more motivated to do the exercises at home, because with the best will in the world you might not alwys be doing them enough or properly.”

Chronic pain is pain lasting three or more months and Kirsten Lord adds: “A recent report from the Scottish cahrity Pain Concern shows there are almost eight million people in Britain living with chronic pain, yet most people don’t realise that any of the causes can be treated.

“Because people suffering from chronic pain usually have more complex problems, treatment by a physiotherapist with experience in chronic pain makes a huge difference. We’ve been working with chronic pain sufferers for almost 20 years and its a significant portion of our case load.

“The success can be life changing and Katharine is a case in point. She couldn’t have been on a lower ebb when she first came to see us, the pain was debilatating and the drug regime was intensive. She’s now doing things she never thought she would again.”

More information about chronic pain relief at both the Edinburgh and Glasgow Physiotherapy Centres can be found on their websites, as well as the complete range of therapies and treatments offered by both.

The full article can be found on the Scotsman website and was secured as part of a sustained PR and social media campaign acrried out by the Holyrood Partnership.

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