Stress and the accelerated pace of life, both work and daily, accumulate all kinds of tensions in our body that negatively affect our physical and psychological health.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is the area of intervention aimed at preventing, evaluating, treating and enhancing conditions related to the muscular, skeletal and nervous system. In this clinical area, we develop rehabilitation plans thinking about the needs of each user, taking into account their pathology, limitations, objectives and expectations presented.
In a rehabilitation process all factors count for success. The goal is always to allow the user to have a maximum level of functionality and independence, improving their quality of life in general. The active involvement of the user is essential for the success of the process, both physically, emotionally and socially.
What is musculoskeletal pain?
Musculoskeletal pain affects a significant percentage of users, being a persistent symptom, in some cases disabling and easily persisting over time. This pain can affect structures such as bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, and it can be located in a certain body area or even present in several body regions.
Conditions such as low back pain (low back pain), tendonitis, muscle pain (myalgia), fracture, arthrosis and neuritis, generate the most common types of musculoskeletal pain.
What is the purpose of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?
The main objective of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation is to help the patient regain their independence and functionality on a physical, psychological and social level. After a few sessions, the patient will be able to improve or recover their general quality of life, positively affecting their self-esteem and relationships.
What are the main benefits of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?
Depending on the type of user, pathology and treatments performed, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy can include benefits such as:
- Avoid surgery, or when surgery is necessary, perform an adequate pre-operative and, of course, an effective post-operative period;
- Improve movement patterns;
- Decrease/eliminate pain;
- Improve balance, preventing for example falls;
- Recover/prevent traumatic, degenerative and overload injuries.
Through different techniques and taking into account the nutritional, cognitive and functional state, we address different problems of the locomotor system to achieve greater independence and the highest quality of life. One of the advantages of the treatments is to avoid deformities due to poor mobility and maintaining muscle strength in
Techniques and works of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
The treatment plan is individualized for each patient.
In the first place, an evaluation of their physical condition and also of their cognitive, nutritional and functional status is carried out to determine if they present alterations in these areas that influence their reason for consultation.
Treatment includes addressing all areas involved in their recovery, either only physical treatment or reinforced with nutritional, cognitive and / or psychological treatment if necessary.
After the personalized evaluation and the definition of objectives, the experts will design the plan that you need and the appropriate techniques to achieve those objectives.
Among the techniques used in this recovery are:
- Manual articular, muscular and neurodynamic techniques
- Therapeutic exercises
- Gait re-education
- Readaptation to effort
Also, different types of exercises for strengthening, flexibility, coordination, balance and stretching.
What can be treated with muscle and skeletal recovery physical therapy?
At (clinic name) we have the best physical recuperators for musculoskeletal patients, and we treat all alterations such as:
- Total or partial prostheses: Knee, hip, etc …
- Recovery from fractures
- Tendinitis and Tendinopathies: epicondylitis, supraspinatus tendinopathy, tennis elbow, etc …
- Muscle injuries
- Muscle contractures
- Muscle tension
- Headaches and dizziness
- Temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunctions
- Hernias and profusions of discs
- Sciatica or pain of neural origin
- Amputations: Transtibial, Transradial, Transfemoral, Transhumeral, Prosthetic Leg, Foot, etc …
All these pathologies can be treated thanks to the muscle physiotherapy techniques applied by our physiotherapists and patients achieve an improvement in their quality of life.