Musculoskeletal physiotherapy involves assessing, diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal injuries.
This generally includes injuries to bones, muscles, nerves, joints, ligaments or cartilage.
You may benefit from our musculoskeletal physiotherapy if you have back or neck pain, a sporting injury, work-related problems such as repetitive strain injury, postural problems, or need rehabilitation after surgery.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy can help you manage your condition more effectively and:
Tailored treatment: We use a range of methods and techniques tailored towards your specific needs. We will discuss and agree on the different methods with you prior to the start of any treatment. These can include:
Manual therapy: This involves treatments such as joint mobilisations, stretching and soft-tissue release, which can help reduce pain and improve movement
Rehabilitation exercise: Your physiotherapist will teach you the most appropriate exercises for you following an injury or illness. These may be aimed at improving your muscle strength, postural control, flexibility or changing the way you move. We have a wide variety of equipment available, including an isokinetic machine; a Wii fit and a Pilates reformer
Acupuncture: This is used to help reduce pain, muscle spasm and tissue inflammation. Acupuncture needling has been shown to stimulate the body’s own pain-relieving chemicals or endorphins
Electrotherapy: This method uses different types of electrical equipment to encourage healing of soft tissue and reduce pain.
Bio-mechanical optimisation: This is the assessment of dynamic alignment and movement control. Therapy will involve movement re-training and muscle re-education
Shockwave Therapy: The shockwaves in this type of therapy interact with tissue to increase tissue repair and cell growth as well as decreasing pain whilst restoring mobility.
Injection Therapy: To provide relief for a number of conditions, injections are administered to intra- and extra-articular tissues, joint spaces, and painful soft tissue lesions
Cryotherapy: Used in the management of chronic conditions of various types. It can help decrease swelling following trauma, reduce spasticity, inflammation and pain.
Posture education and back care advice: Some conditions require a change in the way you sit, stand or go about your everyday activities. We will provide advice relevant to you
Traction: This is used to reduce pain, particularly in the back or neck.