We offer a complete range of services and treatments across all of our West Auckland physio clinics. Our specialised musculoskeletal services can help our patients in many ways, and by explaining what musculoskeletal physiotherapy actually is, you will hopefully see how it can help you too. To better explain musculoskeletal physiotherapy, we first need to look at musculoskeletal disorders. These disorders could be the things that are causing you ongoing aches and pains, so there is hope that we can identify the problem and effectively treat it for you.
In simple terms, musculoskeletal disorders are injuries, damage or pain in the body’s muscle tissue, joints, nerves, ligaments, tendons and muscular or skeletal structures. They can affect almost any part of the body including the back and the neck, the limbs, hands and feet. These disorders are often brought on, and aggravated by, direct injury, trauma, repetitive strain, or incorrectly lifting heavy objects. A few classic examples of musculoskeletal disorders that we treat at all 13 of our Auckland physio clinics include carpal tunnel syndrome, sprained ligaments, muscle strains, some types of arthritis, cartilage tears, post-operative rehabilitation, back ailments and even bone fracture rehabilitation.
We use musculoskeletal physiotherapy as a specialist physical therapy treatment for any of these disorders. We aim to help the patient recover from whatever it is that troubles them through regular treatment sessions at our clinics and by developing coping strategies to help the patient during the recovery process and, importantly, to prevent secondary problems in the future.
To help us achieve favourable outcomes, we will use a variety of treatment options that might include:
- Manipulation and manual therapy
- Exercise therapy
- Coping strategies and self-management techniques
- Pain management
Musculoskeletal disorders affect the body in many ways, and in just as many places. If you’re writing off the aches and pains you’re experiencing as just “one of those things”, or a sign of getting older, or just a fact of life due to carrying out repeated physical activity, then don’t. There’s every chance you’re suffering from a musculoskeletal disorder that can be treated now, and prevented in the future. As specialists in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, we’re the people to contact for advice and treatment and, eventually, long term pain relief!