Also known as “musculoskeletal physiotherapy”, orthopaedic physiotherapy is concerned with the disorders of the bones, muscles and their related structures (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 one from working optimally.
The focus of orthopaedic physical therapy is to help one’s injury to heal properly and improve their strength, range of motion, and overall functional mobility.
After surgery, the orthopaedic physiotherapist would guide the patient through their post-operative rehab program, thereby enabling them to return to their regular lifestyle quickly and safely.
Conditions commonly treated in orthopaedic physiotherapy are: