Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy or MSK Physiotherapy
Covers the treatment of bone, joint, muscle and ligament problems – a vast majority of what we see at the clinic. Backs, necks, knees, shoulders, hips………we see every size, shape, problem imaginable and we love a challenge!
We work closely with local GP practices and consultants, have access to view images taken at Derby Hospital and carry out a thorough assessment of your problem to establish what is wrong, suggest why things have gone wrong and work with you to develop a plan of how to move forwards.
Some problems are based around a loss of function, some around high levels of pain and some are more stiffness related. We have a mountain of experience and different techniques we can use to help with any/all of these problems (see more) but at the heart of all our treatment is you – what are your goals, timescales, underlying fitness etc?
MSK Treatment Options
We have a reputation for hands-on manual therapy in terms of massage, mobilisations and manipulation and it is fantastic when quick improvements can be seen at first appointments. However, to maintain these improvements you will be given a simple programme of work to continue at home. This may include exercises, postural work and fitness improvement and are all vital to restore confidence, range of joint movement, tissue adaptation and muscle strength and can really boost your rehabilitation and rate of recovery.
We constantly monitor the treatments we provide to keep up-to-date with current thinking and research. If we don’t think we will be able to help you for whatever reason, we will tell you.
Additional treatment options may include:
- Shockwave and other electrotherapy modalities
- Massage and myofascial release
- Gait Analysis
- Posture correction
- Workstation assessment