Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

What are Musculoskeletal Disorders ?

Musculoskeletal disorders are any injury, damage or pain in the body’s muscular and skeletal structures such as: joints, nerves, ligaments, tendons that support the limbs and the back. Musculoskeletal disorders can affect almost any part of the body starting from the head, neck and following the rest of the body and even phalanges. They can be caused by incorrectly lifting heavy objects, repetitive strain or direct injury or trauma. Some examples of musculoskeletal disorders that can be treated with musculoskeletal physiotherapy are carpal tunnel syndrome, ligament sprains, muscle strains, various kinds of arthritis, cartilage tears, post-operative rehabilitation, back ailments and bone fracture rehabilitation.

What is musculoskeletal rehabilitation?

Musculoskeletal rehabilitation has been designed for people with impairments or disabilities due to disease, disorders, or trauma to the muscles or bones. Musculoskeletal rehabilitation programs can often improve functional capacity, reduce symptoms, and improve the well-being of the patient.
The main goal of musculoskeletal rehabilitation is to help the patient return to their daily routine and regain independence as soon as possible, while they will be improving the overall quality of their life — physically, emotionally, and socially

What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is a specialist 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 to recover faster than regular treatment sessions. However, to prepare the patients, the specialists are educated with strategies to aid the patient during the recovery process and prevent secondary problems from occurring.

How Can We Help You?

  • Totally relieve or reduce your pain
  • Provide you with a custom-made program which will assist in managing your injury or condition
  • Help you to recover faster and return to your daily activities
  • Improve your fitness
  • Assist in achieving patient’s functional goals
  • Improve patients flexibility, muscle strength, quality of movement, proprioception and coordination
  • Help patients to prevent future injury reoccurrences
  • Prescribe exercises to be performed at home, work or gym which will enhance patient recovery

How can Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Help?

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy contributes to the patient΄s recovery and improved quality of life in many ways

  • Improves muscle strength and flexibility
  • Eases mobility, quality, coordination and control of movement
  • Relieves pain or eliminates it entirely
  • Providing patients with personalized home physiotherapy program which will contribute to patient’s recovery. This program will be altered based on patients recovery
  • Helps patients to achieve physical exercise or fitness goals
  • Teaches and consolidates patients and their families with healthy ways of moving on in order to reduce the likelihood of developing musculoskeletal disorders in the future.
  • Helps the patient to develop coping strategies which will assist in dealing with the pain or difficulty of performing normal movements during the recovery process.
  • Ultimately speed patient’s recovery time allow them to return to their normal activities as early as possible.
  • Decrease swelling and inflammation.
  • Improve the patient's day to day level of independence and self-sufficiency.

These are the common conditions that we come across regularly at our center

  • Acute back pain including sciatica and disc problems
  • Chronic back pain
  • Neck pain, including whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Injuries post-trauma, including fractures
  • Post-orthopedic operations (shoulder and knee surgery, joint replacements)
  • Post spinal surgery
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Rheumatological conditions
  • Hemophilia related musculoskeletal problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sprains and strains / soft tissue injuries

If you have a problem which is not listed here, and wonder whether we may be able to help, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss this further.

What we aim to provide our patients

An initial assessment which will involve discussion regarding the history of the pain or problems and a thorough examination that will be performed. Symptoms and diagnosis will be explained to the patient. Following, a personalized treatment will be given to the patient to achieve their goals and needs. In our time there is a wide range of treatment options which will assist in recovery such as:

  • McKenzie Method
  • Soft tissue techniques (massage, myofascial release, trigger point techniques, stretches, PNF)
  • Physiotherapy equipment (e.g. Electrotherapy, TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Patient-specific exercise prescriptions
  • Interferential Therapy, Heat Therapy, Cold Therapy, Shock Wave, Continuous passive motion (CPM), Therapeutic Ultrasound, Laser
  • Patient advice and education
  • Advice in chronic pain management
  • Functional restoration program for those with long standing pain
  • We will provide our patients with the best combination of treatments to help them achieve their goals

Reaching our Goals

In order to help reach these goals, musculoskeletal rehabilitation programs may include the following:

Fitting and care for casts, braces, and splints (orthoses), or artificial limbs (prostheses)

Walking retraining (including the use of a walker, cane, or crutch)

Help with obtaining assistive devices that promote independence

Patient and family education and counselling

Ergonomic assessments and work-related injury prevention

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