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Musculoskeletal disorders are a group of over 150 ailments that impact the locomotor system, including muscles, bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments. The injuries and disorders vary from minor sprains and fractures to chronic pain issues such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and back and neck discomfort. These disorders are the second leading cause of disability globally, with lower back pain being the leading cause.
Musculoskeletal diseases are not limited to the elderly; they affect individuals of all ages. Data shows that between one in three and one in five persons suffer from a musculoskeletal ailment.
A variety of factors may cause musculoskeletal pain. Muscle tissue may be harmed as a result of regular activity. Musculoskeletal discomfort may also be caused by trauma to a region (jerking motions, vehicle accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, and direct impacts to the muscle). Postural tension, repeated motions, overuse, and extended immobility may also produce discomfort. Changes in posture or poor body mechanics may result in spinal alignment and muscular shortening difficulties, leading other muscles to be overused and uncomfortable.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is a word that refers to the area of physiotherapy that deals with musculoskeletal diseases. Muscles, bones, joints, nerves, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and spinal discs are all included in the word musculoskeletal. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy employs the fundamental sciences of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics as a foundation for patient evaluation and care. In musculoskeletal physiotherapy, management strategies include’ manipulation’ and manual evaluation and treatment methods, targeted therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy, and advice on posture and movement abnormalities.
- Education is fundamental anatomy and guidance on your problem
- Hands-on mobilization and manipulation, as needed, to rehabilitate tight joints
- Massage and stretching can help you relax your tense muscles, joints, and tissues.
- Exercises are designed specifically to strengthen your weak muscles and retrain your movement patterns in areas where pain or weakness has resulted in the development of compensatory movement patterns.
- Exercises for balance and coordination
- Exercise regimens that are supervised and graded
- These will begin with hands-on instruction to ensure that you understand and develop the proper movement.
- Your physiotherapist will gradually increase the difficulty of your workouts to improve your strength, speed, flexibility, and coordination.
Who are the Beneficial Participants?
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy benefits patient rehabilitation and increases the quality of life in various ways.
- Strengthens and stretches muscles
- Increases range of motion, ease of movement, and movement quality
- Enhances movement coordination and control
- Reduces or eliminates pain
- Assists the patient in developing coping mechanisms for dealing with discomfort and difficulties completing typical motions throughout the rehabilitation process.
- Assists you in achieving your physical fitness or exercise objectives
- Contributes to the teaching and reinforcement of good movement patterns to lessen the probability of acquiring musculoskeletal diseases in the future
The Help Of a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
Musculoskeletal physiotherapists can assist in managing persistent pain when other therapies have failed. They will assist:
- Determine the cause of your suffering.
- Provide pain relief or reduction therapy.
- Make recommendations for workouts and motions that will aid in the improvement of your condition.
- Assist in determining which activities to avoid to prevent aggravating the disease.
- Advise you on workouts that can assist you in managing your condition and speed up your recovery.
Our clinics are completely equipped with equipment and treatment rooms, allowing our expert therapists to treat any musculoskeletal issues, with gait analysis and hydrotherapy resources accessible if necessary.
For more information on how musculoskeletal physiotherapy may help treat your issue or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (778) 278-4755 and visit our website at FraserFraserlife Willowbrook Physio and Rehab.