What is Musculoskeletal Phsiotherapy?
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, is a branch of physiotherapy which focuses on mechanical conditions and injuries and their rehabilitation.
Its is crucial to understand the nature of a painful condition, as the condition could have a medical nature. The condition is classified as musculoskeletal once the nature of the condition is established as mechanical (such as a disc related lower back pain).
Definition of Musculoskeletal
In simple terms, “musculoskeletal” refers to muscles, bones and joints, and all related conditions.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy mainly focuses on the biomechanics of injuries, the mechanism of injuries and the ways that the injury affects different parts of the body.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is a major part of private practice in Australia.
The human body is an extremely complex and intelligent system. Following an injury, the survival nature of the human body creates a course compensatory movements in the body malfunctioning unaffected parts of the body.
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy teaches the practitioner to look at the body as a whole and to consider different parts of the body while treating an immediate injury.
For example, when treating ankle injury, other parts of the body such as knee, hip and lower back are taken into consideration.