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Newlands Physiotherapy

Newlands Physiotherapy

Newlands Physiotherapy

Newlands Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?

It is the branch of medicine that rehabilitates muscle and joint injuries or dysfunctions.

Examples of musculoskeletal conditions:

  • Low back pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis / repetitive strain injuries

What does Physiotherapy treatment involve?

  • A full detailed history of the condition / injury will be taken from the client
  • 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” assessment.
  • 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 .