What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?
It is the branch of medicine that rehabilitates muscle and joint injuries or
Examples of musculoskeletal conditions:
- Low back pain
- Sports injuries
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strains
- Tendinitis / repetitive strain injuries
What does Physiotherapy treatment involve?
- A full detailed history of the condition / injury will be taken from the
- The Physiotherapist will also ask about the client’s medical history
- A physical examination of the area(s) involved – inspection of the
area(s), joint range of movement, resisted muscle tests, specific diagnostic
tests as required, palpation of muscles & joints – expect “hands on”
- Diagnosis will then be discussed & explained
- Treatment plan formulated, agreed with client, & then implemented
- May involve application of Ultrasound therapy (or other electrotherapy
modalities), “hands on” treatment such as joint mobilisation / manipulation,
or soft-tissue massage
- Sometimes acupuncture will be offered if Physiotherapist deems it
appropriate (client must give their consent first)
- Always involves Homework! The client will be sent away with advice & /
or exercises to work on to resolve / improve their condition
Physiotherapists must take into consideration any psychological, cultural or
social factors that may influence the patient's treatment.
As all our physiotherapists are Chartered Physiotherapists, they are governed
by the Rules of Professional Conduct laid down by the CHARTERED SOCIETY OF
PHYSIOTHERAPY and all clients can be reassured that all are Registered with
Health Professions Council .