Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is the specialisation within physiotherapy that focuses on the diagnosis and management of problems of the musculoskeletal system i.e. muscles, tendons, joints, ligaments, nerves, connective tissue etc. Examples of such problems are mechanical spinal pain, whiplash associated disorders, arthritis and sports injuries, such as soft tissue injuries (ligament sprains and muscle injuries).
As Clinical Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, we are committed to evidence-based practice. This means that along with our combined 30 plus years of clinical experience, recent, good quality research findings continually inform our practice. This ensures that our patients receive the best physiotherapy treatment options available for musculoskeletal conditions, as well as appropriate referral onwards (for example to an orthopaedic surgeon or neurosurgeon) in the minority of cases where the desired treatment outcome is not achieved or physiotherapy is not the best treatment available for your particular problem.
There now exists a strong research base for a combination of manual therapy, exercise and education being effective for treating many musculoskeletal conditions, for example spinal pain.