Traditional orthopaedics physiotherapy comprises the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of injuries and impairments, especially in the musculoskeletal system. This system includes structures such as tendons, ligaments, muscles, bones, nerves, and fascia.
Orthopaedics physiotherapy is considered one of the foundations of physiotherapy practice. Many other sub-disciplines of physiotherapy which include pelvic health, concussion, vestibular, and paediatrics emerge from orthopaedics physiotherapy.
Orthopaedics physiotherapy can address to treat the musculoskeletal injuries that include:
- Chronic pain
- Muscle strains
- Sports related injuries
- Rehabilitation after surgery
- Fracture Rehabilitation
- Inflammation in joints
- Ligament Strain or Sprain
- Rheumatoid – Arthritis
During the entire procedure, your therapist will examine a thorough assessment of your range of motion, balance, posture, movement patterns, strength, and exercise tolerance to identify physical limitations to treat accordingly. We know that our overall health is influenced by more than our physical impairments.
This is where a therapist will focus on the biopsychosocial approach to understand that the unique lifestyle factors play a significant role in your overall health. They use a collaborative approach to encourage you to be the sole leader of your own health.
Your treatment will include a combination of manual therapy, individualized exercises, pain relief medications, increase joint selection, improve flexibility and counselling to empower and help you reach your optimal level of functioning.
We primarily offer orthopaedic physiotherapy treatment as an inpatient service for children who have had undergone spinal surgery or elective orthopaedic to regain mobility.
We provide the best treatments with the orthopaedic, spinal consultants, multi-disciplinary team regarding the decision-making for planned surgery, and post-operative management.
Conditions Treated by the Orthopaedics Physiotherapy Team
Spondylitis is an inflammation in the vertebral joints, which is often not identified until it has fully developed causing pain in vertebrae or spine. The pain caused due to spondylitis is usually around the cervical region of the neck, lower spine, and shoulder.
Arthritis is swelling and tenderness that occurs in one or more joints. Some common and possible cause includes abnormal metabolism, injury, immune system problem.
Slipped Disc refers to a problem related to rubbery discs which are between the spinal bones. It happens when the spinal disc pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior casing.
Muscle Sprain is stretching or tearing of ligaments, which are the fibrous tissue connecting the bones, and the joints. It can be due to walking or exercising on an uneven surface.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curve formed in the spine. It can either be in the top of the shoulder or at the lower back.
Limb reconstruction deals with the disorders or problems to treat the limbs when they are wrong or length, and when the function is affected.
Club foot is most common among babies where the baby foot is twisted or turned where the tissues connecting the muscles to the tendons are shorter than normal.
Cerebral Palsy is associated with abnormal reflexes, rigidity or floppiness of the limbs or trunk which leads to abnormal posture or involuntary movements.
Dysplasia of the hip:
Dysplasia is an abnormality in the joints of the hip resulting in a controlled risk of joint dislocation where the portion of the socket does not cover the ball portion.
Osteogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder where the bones break easily like fractures or brittles with mild or severe pain.
Arthrogryposis leads to weakness or contractures where the motion of the joint may be affected as you can face difficulty in full or partial extend or bend.
At Shens Hospital, we have a separate ICU facility for adults & paediatric patients who undergo orthopaedic surgery. Also, we provide rehabilitation facilities like physiotherapy, occupational therapy for the patients
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