Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

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This area deals with muscles, bones and joints, and is perhaps the most widely known. Musculoskeletal physiotherapists can deal with many acute or chronic conditions such as:

  • Back and neck pain or stiffness
  • Muscle strains/contusions
  • Joint sprains/stiffness/instability
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle imbalances/weakness
  • Muscle spasm
  • Tendonitis/bursitis
  • Rehabilitation following occupational injury, surgery, sporting injuries.

The musculoskeletal physiotherapist uses a variety of different treatment methods to help speed up the healing process and reduce the likelihood of the same thing happening gain. Some of the techniques include:

  • Manual techniques (massage, joint mobilization, manipulation, stretches)
  • Electrotherapy (ultrasound, interferential, TENS, shortwave, laser)
  • Heat and cold
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Correction of posture, lifting techniques, sporting techniques which contribute to the problem
  • Taping, bandaging, splinting
  • Hydrotherapy
  • The musculoskeletal physiotherapist is not only concerned with treating the injury, but with finding the cause and correcting any biomechanical factors which may contribute to the injury.

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