Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that involves the assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of pain, injury, or any other physical dysfunction (e.g. muscle weakness and tightness, joint stiffness or instability), through the use of education, exercise, manual therapy, electro-physical agents, technology or any other treatment for those purposes.
Orthopaedic physiotherapy is the branch of physiotherapy concerned with the treatment of injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system associated with bones, muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Orthopaedic Physiotherapy is a scientific approach to treatment following Evidence Based Guidelines. Initially the physiotherapist will carry out a clinical assessment and this is followed by appropriate treatments. It is important to get to the source of the problem and prevent a re-occurrence. Orthopaedic Physiotherapy also involves pre- and post-operative rehabilitation of orthopaedic surgeries, for example, fixation of bone fracture, tendon repair, ligament reconstruction, nerve relief of the spine, joint replacement etc. Here are the list of common Orthopaedic Surgeries:
Knee ACL Reconstruction
Knee and Hip Replacement
Knee meniscus repair and meniscectomy
Ankle Brostrom Reconstruction
Spine – Decompression, Fusion.
Spine Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair
Shoulder Bankart Repair