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What is musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy and why do you need it?
General muscle and joint pain refers to the musculoskeletal system of the body. This system includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, cartilage and bones of the body. These can be affected in many ways, including overuse injuries, muscle imbalance, work related injuries, nerve entrapment or pinching, muscle tears, joint irritation and cartilage breakdown.
What to expect from a musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy session?
During your 1st Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy consultation your Chartered Physiotherapist will take your medical history and thoroughly assess your injury. If you have any recent diagnostic exams like a scan or an X Ray representative of your injury, please bring it to your 1st Physiotherapy consultation. Depending on your clinical findings, a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy treatment plan will be designed for you. The treatment plan may include Manual Therapy, Massage, Ultrasound, Laser and Heat/Cold Therapy. To help speeding up your recovery process, a home-based exercise plan may also be devised and included as part of your rehabilitation programme.
What musculoskeletal and sports conditions can sports physiotherapy treat?
Some injuries are more common in certain sports. For example, field sports players tend to pick up ankle, knee and shoulder injuries more often than long distance runners, who would be more inclined to suffer from overuse injuries like tendinitis or chronic low back pain. Some common sports injuries that we treat at the clinic include:
- Ankle Sprains
- Muscle Tears, Strains and Ruptures
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Patellar Tendinitis
- Knee Ligament Tears and Strains (MCL, LCL, Cruciate Ligaments)
- Knee Cartilage (Meniscus) Injuries
- Patellofemoral Syndrome
- Adductor Tenopathy
- Low Back Pain
- Dislocated/Subluxed Shoulders
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Tennis Elbow
- Wrist/Hand Injuries