Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal


The term musculoskeletal refers to muscles, bones, joints, nerves, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and spinal discs. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy utilises the basic sciences of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics as background theory in the assessment and management of patients.Example of Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal disorders are Arthritis and sciatica.


Approaches to management in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy involve not only ‘manipulation’, but also manual assessment and treatment techniques, specific therapeutic exercise, electrotherapy and advice on posture and movement disorders.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bones are the support system of the body, so it’s important to keep them healthy and strong. Consuming enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet is vital to ensuring strong and healthy bones. Regular exercise is another important step in your control to maintain bone health. Exercise will also help you avoid orthopaedic issues in the future. Keeping caffeine and alcohol intake low also supports healthy bones. Avoiding smoking is another key factor in maintaining bone health.