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Stepping up to foot therapy

Physios with two decades’ experience are more likely to use reflextherapy than younger colleagues, an audit has found. The treatment, using pressure points on the feet, is similar to the complementary therapy reflexology.

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Reflextherapy surveyed its 161 members. Most respondents believed the placebo effect played only a small part in reflextherapy’s benefits. But some thought a lack of evidence might deter younger physios, along with the cost of training and opposition by managers.

For more information, contact the ACPIRT report’s author, Gunnel Berry, pberry9567@btinternet.com

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