Musculoskeletal physiotherapy will focus on the biomechanical and structural rehabilitation of the client. With targeted goals to maximise the individual’s functional movement so they can return to normal daily activities. This type of therapy is most commonly used to address accidental injuries, sports injuries and resolving physical impairment due to lifestyle and ageing.
The therapist will focus on the bodies’ main structures of bone, muscle, ligaments and tendons along with the connected systems of the heart, circulation and lungs. Treatment is tailored to the individual based on their initial assessment. Exercise plans and advice are routinely given following treatment and the number of treatments will vary depending on the patient’s progress in recovery.
Musculoskeletal pain is often caused by an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves. This can be caused by jerking movements, car accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations and direct blows to the muscle.
Sympoms of Musculoskeletal pain can include:
- Aching or stiffness of the entire body.
- Sleep Disturbances.
- The feeling that your muscles have been pulled or overworked.
- Twitching muscles.
This can be best treated by treating the cause, which can vary depending on whether you are experiencing bone, muscle, ligament, tendon or joint pain.
If you have been diagnosed by your GP with a specific condition you may find it listed via the link below with details about how physiotherapy can help.