Conditions and Treatments

Conditions

Physiotherapists are highly trained to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.

The list below provides some examples, but is by no means exhaustive;

  • Any joint/muscular/nerve pain from top to toe – anything from your neck and jaw right down to the tip of your big toe!
  • Broken bones and dislocations
  • Soft tissue injuries (i.e. strains and sprains)
  • Tendon related problems(formerly called tendinitis), such as; tennis or golfers elbow, Achilles tendinopathy
  • Nerve related problems such as sciatica or carpal tunnel
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Pain post pregnancy
  • Pain from arthritis
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Deteriorating mobility/balance
  • Headaches

Treatments

Examples of potential treatment options are provided below. Again, this list is not exhaustive;

  • Advice and education
  • ‘Hands on treatment’ such as joint mobilisations, massage, manipulation
  • Rehabilitative exercise, for example flexibility, strength, or balance work
  • ‘Pre-habilitation’ i.e. getting you fit for surgery
  • Acupuncture
  • Biomechanical analysis and corrective exercise
  • Postural education/postural conditioning
  • Ergonomic workstation assessments
  • Gait re-education
  • Running gait analysis and gait retraining
  • Taping