What Is A Musculoskeletal Injury?
Musculoskeletal injuries are general injuries to bones, joints, connective tissue, muscles and/or nerves which can affect your biomechanics. Common areas and conditions that are treated include; neck and low back pain, posture related aches and pains and general shoulder, hip, knee and ankle injuries.
What Is A Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist?
A musculoskeletal physiotherapist is a person who has completed a physiotherapy degree and works within the private sector. They will be registered with AHPRA and have a treating provider number (similar to that of a doctor). They will often use manual therapy treatment techniques such as joint mobilisation, manipulation and massage in conjunction with exercise programs, to restore normal function. A specialised musculoskeletal physiotherapists is someone who has completed post-graduate training in 'Master of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy'.
Treatment Modalities Commonly Used:
Manual Therapy (hands on therapy)
Electrotherapy (eg. TENs)
Hot and Cold Therapy
Acupuncture or Dry Needling
Strapping / Taping / Bracing