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Orthopaedic Physiotherapy

What is Orthopaedic Physiotherapy?

Orthopaedic physiotherapy addresses problems that arise from the musculo-skeletal system (i.e. muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nervous system). These problems may arise from:

  • Acute Injuries (e.g. sport-related injuries, acute sprains/strains, fractures)
  • Chronic Injuries (e.g. overuse injuries, gradual onset pain, repetitive sprains/strains)
  • Pre- and Post-Surgical Conditions (e.g. joint replacements, ligament reconstructions, tendon re-attachments, bone fixations)
  • Persistent Pain Conditions (e.g. fibromyalgia, chronic low back pain, headaches/migraines)

How Can Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Help?

Using a variety of assessment techniques, an orthopaedic physiotherapist will perform a thorough examination to determine the root-cause of your symptom(s). Examination may involve a functional movement screen, postural analysis, muscle strength and flexibility testing, and hands-on assessment of joint mobility and soft-tissue integrity (e.g. muscle, ligament, tendon, fascia).

Once the underlying cause is determined, an orthopaedic physiotherapist will use a combination of treatment techniques to address your individual situation. These may include (1) education and advice on home management strategies to assist in recovery and prevent recurrence, (2) specific exercises to address imbalances in muscle function, (3) hands-on manual therapy to help facilitate the body's natural healing response, and (4) any combination of modalities such as acupuncture, ultrasound and neuromuscular stimulation, as indicated.

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