Musculoskeletal physiotherapy: treatments for muscle and joint pain
Nuffield Health's Physiotherapists are experienced in the treatment of all muscle and joint pains, including back pain, sciatica, whiplash, knee pain and shoulder pain. Treatment options are tailored to suit the patient, including those recovering from surgery or injury, enabling quick recovery and a return to normal activities.
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What is musculoskeletal physiotherapy?
Musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy is the treatment of a wide range of injuries, disorders and diseases that affect joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Sports injuries, joint pain, complex pain conditions such as arthritis and problems after some surgical procedures are examples of issues that musculoskeletal physiotherapy can help treat.
Whether your injury, aches and pains are new or longstanding our Physiotherapists are specially trained to deliver the very best treatment approaches to help you get better including:
Physiotherapists use exercise to help patients improve movement, flexibility and strength to reduce pain in both the short and long term. Nuffield Health Physiotherapists are trained to ensure every patient receives the right exercise program and they will support you to learn and carry out the program to make sure you get the most from your treatment.
Aquatic therapy (or Hydrotherapy) involves exercise and rehabilitation in water. This is an effective way of assisting muscle and joint rehabilitation (and alleviating other conditions) in an environment that helps to relax and support the body’s weight.
As well as assisting with movement, Hydrotherapy can provide pain relief in some patients as well. Hydrotherapy patients do not need to be able to swim (although it would be beneficial to inform your physiotherapist of this in advance).
Joint mobilisation & soft tissue techniques
Hands-on treatment to joints and muscles can help reduce pain and allow the body to start to move more freely. Physiotherapists may use these techniques on patients alongside other treatment approaches such as exercise therapy to help patients get better quicker.
Acupuncture refers to the insertion of sterile, single-use needles into specific points of the body to help relieve pain and symptoms. All Nuffield Health Physiotherapists delivering acupuncture have undertaken specialist training in this area.
Please call our central bookings office who can check where your nearest specialist is and book your appointment for you.