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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is the term used to describe the field of physiotherapy, which relates to disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The term musculoskeletal refers to muscles, bones, joints, nerves, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and spinal discs. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy utilises the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as background theory in the assessment and management of patients. Approaches to management in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy involve not only ‘manipulation’, but also manual assessment and treatment techniques, specific therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy and advice on posture and movement disorders.

Who is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist?

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have expertise in the treatment of musculoskeletal (muscle and joint) conditions. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy employs advanced clinical assessment and diagnosis methods. Musculoskeletal physiotherapists and have been trained in a broader range of treatment techniques but specialise in ‘hands on’ treatment. British Musculoskeletal Members of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) are world-leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of muscle and joint problems, especially spinal conditions that commonly cause lower back pain and neck pain.

What are the common Musculoskeletal problems?

Musculoskeletal physiotherapists regularly see the following types of pain and dysfunctions: neck pain, headaches, back pain; shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist problems; foot and ankle injuries; knee and hip problems; trauma rehabilitation and post fractures. Physiotherapy utilises a variety of treatment techniques including education, exercise therapy, mobilization and manipulation techniques, postural re-education, manual therapy, taping, acupuncture (dry needling), muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, electrotherapy and orthoses aiming to ease your pain, stiffness or regain quality of life enabling a speedy recovery. Treatment also aims to prevent future injury recurrences.

 

How Can Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Help You?

Your Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist can:

  • Totally relieve or reduce your pain.
  • Provide you with strategies to best manage your injury or condition.
  • Help you to recover quicker and hasten your return to your normal activities.
  • Improve your flexibility, muscle strength, quality of movement, proprioception and co-ordination.
  • Assist you to achieve exercise or functional goals.
  • Improve your fitness.
  • Help you to prevent future injury recurrences.
  • Prescribe exercises to do at home, work in the gym to enhance your recovery.

To arrange an appointment with our Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist call 800 UAE (823).