Orthopaedic physiotherapy assesses and treats disorders and injuries affecting the muscles, bones, ligaments or tendons. This includes rehabilitation pre or post surgery or if you have suffered a fracture.
Like with all types of physiotherapy, orthopaedic physiotherapy will help you get find the source of your problem and where possible, help to prevent reoccurrence. Our team of specialist physiotherapists are able to help with:
- increasing your range of movement in your joints
- improving muscle strength and flexibility
- restoring full function
What conditions do orthopaedic physiotherapists treat?
- pre and post surgery rehabilitation of your knee, hip or shoulder
- osteoarthritis and rheumatoid Arthritis
- ligament reconstruction
- back surgery
- fracture rehabilitation
How can orthopaedic physiotherapy help before or after surgery?
Pre-operative physiotherapy can help to strengthen your muscles and ligaments surrounding your joints. It can also improve your overall physical health. This can help you to maintain and improve your range of movement and decrease your pain prior to surgery. Our physiotherapists can also give you the help you need to recover quicker following your surgery.
What treatment can help with orthopaedic conditions?
- Manual therapy helps to restore normal mobility in your joints and reduce your pain
- Massage helps to breakdown scar tissue in your muscles and ligaments making them stronger and more flexible
- Ultrasound therapy is a machine that produces ultrasonic waves that are transmitted into the affected area using conducting gel. This helps to promote circulation which allows your affected tissue to recover quicker. It can also decrease your pain and help to relax your muscles. It is very useful in the treatment of soft tissue injuries
- Interferential therapy is an electrical current conducted through electrodes. It can be used to decrease pain, reduce inflammation and speed up recovery
- Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into a specific body area. Used alongside conventional physiotherapy, acupuncture can help reduce your pain and muscle tightness
- Taping is often used to help support your joint alignment. This allow you to move normally and maintain flexibility
- Exercise is a key part of physiotherapy treatment. Not only does it help improve mobility of your joints, strengthen your muscles but it empowers you to return to good health