What is Orthopaedic Physiotherapy?
This is the branch of physiotherapy concerned with the treatment of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments Orthopaedic Physiotherapy also includes pre and post operative rehabilitation of hip, shoulder and knee. Orthopaedic Physiotherapy is a scientific approach to treatment following Evidence Based Guidelines. Initially the physiotherapist will carry out a clinical assessment and this is followed by appropriate treatments. It is important to get to the source of the problem and prevent a re-occurrence. The treatment goal of the orthopaedic physiotherapist is to provide pain relief, increase joint range, improve strength and flexibility and restore the patient to full function.
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Rehabilitation
- Pre and Post Surgical Care of all Orthopedic Conditions
- Postural Training
- Back/Neck Rehabilitation
- Joint Pain Management
- Headache Management
- Spinal Stabilization
- Muscle and Ligament Strains and Sprains
- Auto Accident Injuries
- Work Injuries
How can an orthopedic physical therapist help?
Exercise is a key factor in your recovery. It can feel like work, but its work with a purpose. Your physical therapist will guide you expertly through the healing process by giving your exercises your best effort.
A therapist who specializes in muscular and skeletal conditions will be best prepared to help you. They will know how far to encourage you to go to get good results without causing you unnecessary discomfort or reinjury.
There are five types of tools that may be used during your sessions.
A) Therapeutic modalities
You may see good results from a variety of therapies such as heat, ice, water, laser, electrical stimulation, dry needling, and ultrasound. These are used to improve your blood flow and flexibility, reduce swelling, increase relaxation, and most importantly, reduce your pain level.
B) Assistive devices
Devices such as canes, walkers, crutches, slings, and braces may be either used during a session or recommended for you to use at home.
C) Assessment and evaluation
Your therapist will start your treatment with a thorough evaluation that looks at your symptoms, how you move, and how this affects your daily life. Throughout your treatment period, you will be assessed regularly for outcomes such as your level of pain, range of motion, strength, balance, and posture.
D) Mobilization and massage
A key part of retraining your body to work better is to get the muscles and joints moving. Your therapist may help by using soft tissue massage to relieve stiffness and promote blood flow. You also may receive hands-on manual therapy, where your joints and muscles are moved for you by the therapist.
The first four tools are things that the physical therapist will do for you to help your movement improve. But the most important part of therapy is your own activity. You will be involved in a variety of rehabilitation exercises that are designed to help you fully recover.
You will do exercises that are meant to improve and increase your:
- Range of motion
- Functional mobility
Exercise is often the hardest part of your treatment, but it is where you need to put in the most effort. Your PT will be able to expertly guide you through the process.
Our team has a wealth of experience, managing a wide range of orthopaedic conditions and trauma. We work closely with orthopaedic surgeons and general practitioners when managing patient’s care.
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