I'm a Physio in the NHS and privately. I'm also a runner. Being on the forum a while has me wondering, does the NHS do enough to look after runners? I'm trying to persuade my NHS team that we need to develop a service for runners and so would appreciate any views, stories and feedback of your experience in the NHS and particularly relating to physiotherapy.
Did you get seen quickly enough? Was the GP reluctant to refer you to Physio?
Did the doctor or Physio seem knowledgeable when it came to running?
Overall did it help?
Do you feel the most likely thing the NHS will do is just say "stop running" and offer little alternative?
Did they advise you on techniques you could use? Stretches, taping self massage etc.
Did they help you plan a graded return to running or advice on strategies to reduce pain when running?
Any views very gratefully received, positive or negative.