This is the branch of physiotherapy concerned with the treatment of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments Orthopaedic Physiotherapy also includes pre and post-operative rehabilitation of hip, shoulder, and knee. An orthopedic Physiotherapy is a scientific approach to treatment following Evidence-Based Guidelines.
• Ligament Strain, Sprain or tear
• Fracture Rehabilitation
• Inflammation of tendons or Bursa
• Rheumatoid – Arthritis
• Ankylosing Spondylitis
• Surgical Rehabilitation of Hip, Shoulder, Knee and Foot/Ankle
Pre-operative physiotherapy can help to strengthen a patient physically and cardiovascularly. In the case of a joint physiotherapy can help maintain and improve range of movement prior to surgery and educate the client on their post-operative rehabilitation. This will facilitate the client to recover from surgery at a faster rate. Following orthopedic surgery, our team of physiotherapists will liaise closely with your surgeon to follow the recommended clinical protocol.
Manual therapy: This is a carefully graded system of moving the joints to reduce pain and restore normal mobility of the joints. It includes mobilization, manipulation, and other related techniques.
Massage-Techniques: vary from relaxing light pressure massage to deep friction massage to break down scar tissue in muscle or ligaments.
Ultrasound Therapy: An electrical machine which produces ultrasonic waves which are transmitted into the affected area using conducting gel. This, in turn, causes a micro-massage effect which promotes circulation, reduces pain and increases regenerative powers of tissues and helps muscle relaxation. It is very helpful in the treatment of soft tissue injuries.
Interferential Therapy: This is an electrical current delivered to the injured part via 2 or 4 electrodes. It sends two interfering currents into the body part which feels to the patient like pins and needles. It can be used to relieve pain. reduce swelling and optimize the healing process.
Neuromuscular Stimulation: An electrical machine with variable currents which is applied using electrodes to strengthen very weak muscles. This is very useful following knee surgery to strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Portable version are now available to rent or buy.
Dry-needling: This is a western medical technique and involves the insertion of fine needles into dysfunctional muscles. Dry needling works by changing the way your body feels pain and by helping the body heal trigger points. Myofascial trigger points are tender nodules within taut bands of muscle.There are electrical and biochemical changes