Musculoskeletal conditions are typically characterized by pain (often persistent) and limitations in mobility, dexterity and functional ability, reducing people’s ability to work and participate in social roles with associated impacts on mental wellbeing, and at a broader level impacts on the prosperity of communities. The most common and disabling musculoskeletal conditions are osteoarthritis, back and neck pain, fractures associated with bone fragility, injuries and systemic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Musculoskeletal conditions include conditions that affect:
- joints, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis;
- bones, such as osteoporosis, osteopenia and associated fragility fractures, traumatic fractures;
- muscles, such as Myofascial restrictions
- the spine, such as back and neck pain;
- multiple body areas or systems, such as regional and widespread pain disorders and inflammatory diseases such as connective tissue diseases and vasculitis that have musculoskeletal manifestations, for example systemic lupus erythematosus.
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All our Physiotherapists at Tracey Miles Physiotherapy are trained in the effective assessment, treatment and management of musculoskeletal conditions.
Myofascial Release Therapy can often be indicated :
Myofascial release (MFR) therapy focuses on releasing muscular shortness and tightness. There are a number of conditions and symptoms that myofascial release therapy addresses. Many patients seek myofascial treatment after losing flexibility or function following an injury or if experiencing ongoing back, shoulder, hip, or virtually pain in any area containing soft tissue. Other conditions treated by myofascial release therapy include Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, or possibly fibromyalgia or migraine headaches. Patient symptoms usually include: Tightness of the tissues that restricts motion or pulls the body out of alignment, causing individuals to favor and overuse one hip or shoulder, for example, A sense of excessive pressure on muscles or joints that produces pain
Pain in any part of the body, including headache or back pain.
Our treatments are based on established techniques that are supported by research and are proven to get results. Our treatment is tailored to the individual’s needs or symptoms and techniques include:
- Joint mobilization and manipulation
- Soft tissue techniques including Myofascial release, massage, trigger point release and stretching techniques.
- Rehabilitation and gym work
- Electrotherapy including ultrasound
- Core Stability training
- Movement re-education and rehabilitation
- Pelvic floor muscle re-training