At Vitalis Physiotherapy, our approach to musculoskeletal physiotherapy revolves around a comprehensive process that includes:
What is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is a specialised branch of physical therapy that focuses on the assessment, treatment, and management of disorders and injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system. This intricate system includes muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and neural tissue, and other connective tissues that collectively contribute to body movement and stability.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapists are trained to diagnose and address a wide range of conditions, such as sprains, strains, fractures, arthritis, postural issues, and sports-related injuries. Their expertise lies in developing personalised treatment plans that often involve a combination of manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, ergonomic guidance, and electrotherapy modality, such as Laser Therapy, TECAR Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, and electro-stimulation.
The goal of musculoskeletal physiotherapy is to alleviate pain, improve mobility, restore function, and enhance overall quality of life while promoting injury prevention and long-term musculoskeletal health.
What conditions are treated by musculoskeletal physiotherapists?
Muscle Strains and Sprains
Back and Neck Pain
Repetitive Strain Injuries
- These injuries involve stretching or tearing of muscles or ligaments, often caused by overexertion, sudden movements, or improper technique.
- Treating various forms of back and neck pain, including herniated discs, neural impingement, inflammation of peripheral nervous system, muscle imbalances, and postural issues.
- This degenerative joint condition causes pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Physiotherapy aims to improve joint function, alleviate pain, and enhance mobility.
- Physiotherapists address injuries to joints such as the shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle, which can result from trauma, repetitive stress, or sports-related activities.
- After surgeries like joint replacements or ligament repairs, physiotherapists help patients regain strength, mobility, and function while preventing complications.
- Inflammation of tendons (known as tendonitis / tendinopathy / tenosinovitis) due to overuse or injury is a common concern treated by physios.
- Physiotherapists assist athletes with various injuries like sprains, strains, fractures, and overuse injuries, helping them recover and safely return to their sports.
- Poor posture can lead to musculoskeletal problems. Physiotherapists provide exercises and guidance to improve posture and prevent related pain.
- Physiotherapists advise on proper workplace set-ups to prevent musculoskeletal strain and discomfort.
- Conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow are treated through physiotherapy interventions to reduce pain and improve function.
- Physiotherapists work with individuals recovering from fractures to regain strength, mobility, and function while promoting bone healing.
- Musculoskeletal physiotherapists educate patients about injury prevention techniques, proper body mechanics, and exercises to maintain musculoskeletal health.
Treatment methods utilised at Vitalis Physiotherapy:
- Pain Management Techniques
- Patient Education
- Gait Analysis
- Joint and Movement Assessments
- Home Exercise Programs
- Load Management
How to book an appointment?
If you believe you might require musculoskeletal physiotherapy assistance, our team at Vitalis Physiotherapy can assess and diagnose your condition. They will then tailor your treatment plan to aid in your pain relief and recovery.
All you need to do is just give us a call on 0410 559 856 and request an initial appointment. Please let our friendly reception staff know the background and severity of your condition.
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