Phys­ios so out of touch

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PHYS­IO­THER­A­PISTS have been BANNED from touch­ing their pa­tients!

Re­cu­per­a­tive medics in Rush­cliffe, Notts, have been told to teach peo­ple how to cure them­selves in­stead.

Com­mis­sion­ing group Prin­cipia says it has swapped from be­ing a “treat­ment” ser­vice to an “ad­vice and guid­ance” ser­vice.

But the gov­ern­ing body has branded the move – which also sees pa­tients di­rected to web­sites – as “barmy”.

Phil Gray, chief exec of the Char­tered So­ci­ety of Phys­io­ther­a­pists, said: “They have in­vented a new form of phys­io­ther­apy that no one has heard of – do-not-touch phys­io­ther­apy.

“It is a com­pletely barmy form of treat­ing peo­ple which means that the only so­lu­tion will be to go to the pri­vate sec­tor and pay for them­selves.”

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