Neuromusculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Physio
Neuromusculoskeletal and orthopaedic physiotherapy are areas of physiotherapy that focus on the assessment and treatment of conditions related to the bones, ligaments, joints, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
Generally, injuries to one or more of these structures result in pain, loss of range of movement, weakness and/or reduced functional capacity. Once injured, the aim of physiotherapy is to optimise the tissue healing process, regain range of movement, strengthen the injured region and ultimately restore you to full function.
At Brett Phillips Physiotherapy, we treat a wide range of muscle and joint conditions, including:
- Joint pain (shoulder, elbow, hand/wrist, hip; knee, ankle/foot)
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Ligament sprains
- Tendon injuries
- Muscle strains
- Nerve pathologies, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Sciatica
- Sports injuries
- Dance injuries
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Injury rehabilitation
Brett places a strong emphasis on hands-on therapeutic modalities in his management of neuromusculoskeletal and orthopaedic injury. In addition, thorough rehabilitation is prioritised to ensure that patients return to their optimal level of function.
Some of the common treatment modalities utilised include:
- Manual therapy including spinal and peripheral joint mobilisations and manipulations
- Soft tissue techniques including myofascial release, specific soft-tissue mobilisations, massage and deep cross-frictional massage
- Individualised exercise-based rehabilitation including muscle strengthening of weak muscles, core strengthening exercises and stretching of short/tight muscles
- Prescription of home-based rehabilitation programmes
- Dry needling
For a holistic approach to your muscle and joint problems, contact us to book a physical assessment.