Musculoskeletal Injuries

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is the term used to describe the field of physiotherapy, which relates to disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The term musculoskeletal refers to muscles, bones, joints, nerves, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and spinal discs. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy utilises the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as background theory in the assessment and management of patients. Approaches to management in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy involve not only ‘manipulation’, but also manual assessment and treatment techniques, specific therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy and advice on posture and movement disorders 

How Does Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Work?

The first step of any MSK physiotherapy treatment is identifying what is causing your pain. We will ask questions about your pain and how it affects your life before coming up with a diagnosis. Once a diagnosis has been made, we can start to develop a plan for treating your condition. Chronic pain caused by your musculoskeletal system may require a multi-step treatment plan, but we will develop a plan that works best for you. While each plan may be different, most MSK physiotherapy treatments include: –

Manual therapy: We may use massage, joint manipulation, or other techniques to help reduce pain in your joints and connective tissues.

Exercise: We will likely have you do some type of exercise to help treat your pain. Exercises may include strengthening your muscles, improving flexibility, or doing stretches to help with your pain.

Education: During your treatment, we will give you some information on things like exercise types and how they can help, nutrition, and ways to manage your stress.

Benefits Of MSK Physiotherapy

Excellent Treatment for Chronic Pain: If you have chronic pain due to your musculoskeletal system, there’s a good chance that MSK physiotherapy can help. The goal of MSK physiotherapy is to help reduce your pain and improve your quality of life.

Works With Your Body’s Natural Healing Abilities: Unlike certain other types of therapy, MSK physiotherapy relies on your body’s natural ability to heal. It will use whatever healing powers your body already has in order to help reduce your pain and improve your quality of life.

Can Be a Part of Your Overall Treatment Plan: When you have chronic pain due to your musculoskeletal system, it’s best to be open to all treatment options. MSK physiotherapy can be used in conjunction with medication, surgery, or other treatment options to help you feel better.

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