Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy deals with all conditions involving the mechanics of the body systems from muscle strains, ligament strains and tears, arthritic problems, tendonitis and muscle pains. In the same way that medical practice has many different specialties e.g. Orthopaedic, Neurology, Rheumatology , Oncology, Paediatrics and General Practice
Chartered Physiotherapy has also evolved to develop specialist categories requiring specific skills in addition to primary 4 year undergraduate training. Because diseases and conditions are very different the type of treatment required for a stroke is very different from low back pain, which again is very different from a sports injury or an occupational overuse problem.
Because of this we divide our practice at Dublin Physiotherapy Clinic into two broad sections: Musculoskeletal and Neurological rehabilitation.
Musculoskeletal rehabilitation deals with all conditions involving the mechanics of the body systems from muscle strains, Low back pain & sciatica, ligament strains and tears, arthritic problems, tendonitis and muscle pain, whiplash for example.
Neurological rehabilitation deals with conditions where the nervous system is affected either involving the brain or spinal cord with conditions such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Head injuries or viral infections.
Key requirements for effective Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
To effectively treat musculoskeletal problems the clinician needs to have the following skills: