Also known as “musculoskeletal physiotherapy”, orthopaedic physiotherapy is concerned with the disorders of the bones, muscles and their related structures, namely the joints, ligaments and tendons.
An injury to the musculoskeletal system may cause pain, limited functional mobility, and loss of strength or range of motion. These impairments may prevent you from enjoying your normal work or recreational activities. The focus of orthopaedic physical therapy is to help your injury heal properly and improve your strength, range of motion, and overall functional mobility.
After surgery, you may have specific limitations that your surgeon wants you to adhere to. Your orthopaedic physiotherapist can guide you through your post-operative rehab program to get you back to your normal lifestyle quickly and safely.
Conditions commonly treated in orthopaedic physiotherapy are: