Musculoskeletal disorders are any acute or chronic conditions that involve the nerves, tendons, ligaments muscles and supporting structures of the body that compromise their function.
What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is a specialised physical therapy treatment for patients who are exhibiting the symptoms of a musculoskeletal disorder or who are undergoing treatment for a musculoskeletal disorder. Musculoskeletal physiotherapy aims to help the patient recover from their condition more quickly through regular treatment sessions and to develop coping strategies to aid the patient during the recovery process and prevent secondary problems from occurring.
Physiotherapists are trained in assessing and treating patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Most find their patients suffer specifically with muscle and joint problems. However, they will ensure that your rehabilitation follows the best course possible. Some treatment options can include:
- Manual therapy
- Exercise therapy
- Pain management
Common musculoskeletal disorders include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Muscle, tendon and Ligament Sprain
- Tension Neck Syndrome
- Thoracic Outlet Compression
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- Radial Tunnel Syndrome
- Digital Neuritis
- Trigger Finger / Thumb
- DeQuervain’s Syndrome
- Mechanical Back Syndrome
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Lower back pain
- Lumbar and cervical spondylosis
- Post operative rehabilitation