The Patient Story
“It’s hard to put into words the Connect service. The only word that will do is excellent. I couldn’t have asked for more.”
What lead to your referral to Connect?
I’m 83 and felt that I had lost the ability to use my legs. They felt really weak and I had a poor sense of control, with very poor balance, shuffling along taking very small steps. My knees and ankles had been sore for a long time. Five years ago, I was offered two knee replacements, but turned them down as I had seen my wife go through four knee replacements, two on each and although it helped her pain slightly, her strength is still reduced and not functioning as well as expected. So I went to see my GP and they referred me to the Connect MSK physiotherapy service.
What did you think when you were first referred to physio?
Well, I didn’t know what to think. I wasn’t sure what we could offer but this all changed when I met you and got all the help on offer.
What treatment did you receive?
I had an injection into my knee that helped for about a month and then I was referred to physio. After one physio appointment, I was referred to the open gym structure at HUB26.