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  1. Adam Meakins
  1. Correspondence to Adam Meakins, Department of Physiotherapy, Spire Bushey Hospital, Heathbourne Road, Bushey, Herts WD23 1RD, UK;

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In my experience, managing a patient's expectations from the beginning greatly improves the success of the outcome. Almost every patient I see in their first appointment will always ask how long it will be before they can resume running or playing sports or even be able to do daily activities. I …

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