What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?

When someone is affected by an injury, sickness or other disability, physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function to as close to normal as possible. Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is a popular form of treatment with millions seeking out physiotherapists annually.

Here at VIM, we offer multiple branches of physiotherapy. A totally bespoke therapy arrangement that focuses on your goals.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

A specialised branch of physiotherapy known as musculoskeletal physiotherapy has a particular focus. This type of physiotherapy focuses on treating diseases and injuries that have affected the muscles, joints, and soft tissue.

Using a combination of methods and tactics, musculoskeletal physiotherapy aims to aid in regaining motion and functionality. Techniques can be used to teach exercises, practise certain movements, or come up with different ways to complete a task independently.

A musculoskeletal physiotherapist has specialised in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal diseases. The precise balance of treatments used may depend on the specific condition being treated.

Who is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Good For?

Musculoskeletal physiotherapists, then, can use a variety of strategies to treat different conditions. They can treat people with:

  • Sprained Ligaments
  • Muscle Aches/Strains
  • Arthritis
  • Torn Cartilage
  • Rehabilitation prior to and following surgeries
  • Rehabilitation of fractures
  • Back Ache

MSK Physiotherapy Treatment Methods

Not every musculoskeletal (MSK) condition is the same. For instance, a musculoskeletal disease is completely different to a sprained ankle ligament. Therefore, there are multiple treatment methods involved.

A MSK physiotherapist may use:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Pain Management Advice and Coping Strategies

Manual therapy aims to improve mobility for patients suffering with movement issues whereas exercise therapy focuses on exercises that can be done at home or in enrolment group programs.

The Services VIM Provides

A variety of rehabilitation therapies and treatments are quickly accessible at VIM Health, including the application of cutting-edge technology.

Our multidisciplinary team is made up of highly skilled occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and therapy assistants. All who offer evidence-based therapies that are adapted to each person’s needs and recovery objectives.

Each patient has access to VIM Health and VIM Gym, which offers everything. From daily rigorous therapy to routine group exercise courses.

Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

A spinal cord injury can occur if a person sustains trauma or damage to their spine, like through an accident or injury. Damage to the spinal cord can also be caused by certain medical disorders, such as Polio, Spinal Bifida, Transverse Myelitis, or a tumour.

Injuries to the spinal cord can change a person’s life drastically, depending on the severity and location of the damage. Decreased mobility, muscle weakness, loss of functional movement, and paralysis are typical signs.

The spinal cord injury service is one of the neurological and muscular-skeletal (MSK) healthcare specialties provided by VIM Health. We employ a number of cutting-edge rehabilitation tools to aid patients in recovering from spinal cord injury or illness, including:

  • Lyra
  • Balo
  • FES Bike
  • FES Bioness
  • Armedeo
  • Pablo
  • Tymo
  • Tyrostation

Upper Limb Rehab

Rehabilitation of the shoulders, arms, hands, fingers, and thumbs is referred to as upper limb rehab. It is also a treatment offered for spinal cord rehabilitation.

It can be challenging for someone to reach, grasp, open, or close their hands when they have lost some or all of their arm function. Simple daily actions like bathing, dressing, cooking, and eating become difficult as a result.

Additionally, losing the use of one’s arms can limit independence and freedom, which is harmful to mental wellbeing.

VIM Health combines conventional hands-on therapy with cutting-edge rehabilitation technology to treat the upper limbs. We’ll assist and encourage you in reaching your own recovery objectives. That’s why each programme for the rehabilitation of the upper limbs is customised to your condition and recovery objectives.

Lower Limb Rehabilitation

Similarly, lower limb rehab is also a treatment method for spinal cord injury patients.

Lower limb rehabilitation is provided with the goal of enhancing lower limb functionality and restoring the ability to stand, walk, and climb stairs.

Anyone who has difficulty standing or walking should consider lower limb therapy. As well as people who have experienced a stroke, spinal cord injury, head injury, or Poly-trauma.

Benefits of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Co-ordination and control, as well as muscle and joint strength, can all be recovered with the proper care.

With our MDT approach, hands-on therapies, and advanced technologies, you may experience the following benefits from our services:

  • Balance improvement,
  • Mobility improvement,
  • An improvement in strength,
  • Muscle spasm reductions,
  • Prevention of muscle loss,
  • Increased motion of particular areas like hands, arms, or legs, and
  • An improved range of movement.

Following our intensive rehab programs, we provide a continuity programme which provides patients with ongoing rehabilitation upon returning home. Personalised to meet your needs, our discharge programme helps to facilitate the sometimes difficult transition back to your home.

Contact VIM Health

If you’re ready to begin your path toward better health, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Initial chats are completely free and provide an opportunity for you to learn more about our services.

Our friendly team will treat you with respect and always give you honest advice about rehabilitation. You can call us on 01273 037 400 or send an email to our inbox


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