What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is a field which deals with all conditions relating to muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, fascia (connective tissues in the body) and the nerves which help to coordinate this complex system.
At Lawson Physiotherapy and Pilates we specialise in treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions with the goal of relieving pain, improving your range of movement and prevent any relapses.
What can I Expect at My First Appointment?
Your physiotherapist will undertake a detailed subjective examination. This means that you will be asked specific questions regarding your condition, participation in sports/recreation and your specific treatment goals.
Following this subjective examination, your physiotherapist will be able to provide some preliminary information about your condition, and will talk to you about conducting a physical examination. Commonly, this includes an assessment of your posture, movement strategies, range of movement, strength and control and other specific joint, nerve and muscle tests.
After this we will then discuss the assessment findings, and decide with you a plan for management. This may involve communication with other health professionals involved with your care, to ensure a coordinated and optimal treatment approach.
For more information, please feel free to contact us via our contact page.
What Conditions May I Seek Treatment For?
Examples of conditions managed by clinicians working in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy include: