Physiotherapy & Tourette Syndrome (TS)

Tourettes Action would like your help in completing a short survey about whether people with TS or tics suffer injuries, physical problems or pain due to their tics and if they have any experiences of getting physiotherapy.

The information you give will help us inform and work with physiotherapists  (and the wider health professional community) to understand the issues facing people with TS.

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* 1. Do you, or a child you care for, have Tourette Syndrome (TS) or a Tic Disorder? (If you are a parent and your child also has Tourette Syndrome, please choose ONE of the options below for the purposes of this survey)

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* 2. Due to your tics have you ever suffered from:

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* 3. If you have ever suffered from any injuries, physical problems or pain due to your tics - can you please tell us about them? Is there a particular injury you experience on a regular basis? Please tell us how often it occurs (daily, weekly, now & again) and how bad it is (mild/chronic/acute)

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* 4. How often would you say that your physical discomfort affects daily living?

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* 5. Have you ever been offered or sought help for any of these issues (injuries, physical problems or pain due to tics)?

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* 6. Is there anything that you do/use to minimise or prevent these issues (injuries, physical problems or pain due to tics)?

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* 7. Have you ever used any of the following to treat these issues (injuries, physical problems or pain due to tics)? 

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* 8. Was your treatment accessed through the NHS or privately?

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* 9. If you have had treatment for these problems, how long did you wait to see someone for treatment?

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* 10. Would you say that the problems/injuries have been effectively treated?

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