Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is the treatment and rehabilitation of joint and soft tissue injuries/conditions, neurological symptoms caused by a musculoskeletal problem, long-term pain, and post-surgery. These can include:
Spinal Problems – prolapsed discs, degenerative disorders, neurological symptoms (eg. sciatica), neck/back general aches and pains.
Joint Problems – arthritis, injury, pain, swelling and stiffness in joints such as shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles.
Injuries – to muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons. Work-related conditions such as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Nerve injuries.
After Surgery – rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery (eg. knee/hip replacement), or general physiotherapy after general surgery.
Fractures – treatment to enable full function to the fractured area and surrounding affected areas.
Postural Issues – assessment and realignment of posture to allow the body to function more efficiently and without compensatory pains.
Pregnancy-related Conditions – Pelvic Girdle Pain/SPD, back pain, incontinence.
Your treatment will begin with an assessment where you will be asked about your symptoms, your needs, and what you would like to achieve. An individualised treatment plan will then be devised for you either to get you to recovery as soon as possible, or to accomplish the best management of your long-term condition.
Why see a Private Physiotherapist
-Education and Advice
-Individual Attention and Treatment
-Speed of Service
Early treatment can mean a quicker recovery with less time off work. A Private Physiotherapist can often see you within 24 hours – at a time convenient for you.
The Physiotherapist will not only treat the problem but also, by spending time with the patient, will often show the patient how to prevent the problem from happening again. We can also give advice on work posture and ergonomics for employees, employers, or at home.
The Physiotherapist works closely with the G.P. or consultant and will keep them advised of the treatment undertaken, with your consent.