Physiotherapy for Orthopedic Injuries
If you or someone you know suffers from orthopedic injury, it means that it is an injury that is caused by trauma and affects your bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. Orthopedic injury may also mean minor fractures or broken bones that threaten a patient’s life.
Orthopedic injuries can be acute or chronic. Acute injuries result from a single trauma to the body. Examples of acute injuries are ankle sprain, meniscus tear, and herniated disc. Chronic injuries are damages to the body that happens over time, like shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow.
For treatment, people with orthopedic injuries are usually brought to an orthopedic rehabilitation centre, such as the Mission Walk Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre. The centre is also widely recognised as a credible facility for residential physiotherapy rehabilitation.
Orthopedic rehabilitation is also called musculoskeletal rehab. It is the treatment of patients with muscle, bone or joint pain and limitations using conservative methods, such as manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. Orthopedic rehab is performed after an injury or sports trauma, so you can regain your strength and endurance and return to your previous performance level. It can also be done before an orthopedic surgery to make you ready for the recovery process; and also after the surgery to improve your strength, flexibility, and your functional abilities.
Orthopedic injuries come in many forms, as follows:
- Neck pain and stiffness, frozen shoulders
- Tennis/golfer’s elbow shoulder impingement
- Carpal tunnel rotator cuff injuries
- Whiplash injury wrist and finger pain
- Jaw pain, ankle sprains
- Herniated disc hip and knee replacements
- Sciatica ACL reconstruction
- Arthritis work-related injuries or accidents
- Additionally, any condition that makes you limited in the performance of your daily functions may require orthopedic rehabilitation.
The types of therapy used in orthopedic rehabilitation are many, and they include the following:
- Physical therapy functional activities and strengthening
- Occupational therapy joint mobilisation
- Sports rehabilitation soft tissue/scar mobilisation
- Hand therapy ultrasound and electrical stimulation
- Therapeutic strength and endurance exercises trigger point dry needling
- Motor control exercises
- Aerobic exercises and many others.
The main types of rehabilitation therapy are physical, occupational, and sports. Each of them in the above list serves a unique purpose in helping an individual reach complete recovery. Most importantly, they all share the ultimate goal of helping the patient return to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Orthopedic physiotherapy is provided in hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, sports facilities, and patients’ homes.
Orthopedic rehabilitation should start as early as during your stay in the hospital. You’ll be allowed to be discharged and return home safely after doing some exercises that improve your range of motion, strength and flexibility, and practising your ability to walk, sit or stand.
The goal of orthopedic rehabilitation therapy varies from one patient to another. Every person will be asked what their rehabilitation goals are; then, a treatment plan will be developed for them. This is where the different types of therapy come in, including physical, occupational, speed, music, recreation, and many other rehabilitation therapies. The treatment plan may include various techniques, such as therapeutic exercises and manual therapy.
An orthopedic physiotherapist will work with you in –
Managing pain and swelling
Regaining as much of your range of motion as you can
Functioning with the weight-bearing restrictions as recommended by the doctor
Rebuilding your strength
Learning to move in ways that do not worsen your condition.
Are you searching for an orthopedic rehabilitation facility for your loved one or someone you know? The Mission Walk Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre is ready to help.
Recovery from an illness or injury can be daunting and very challenging. We are proud of our team and passionate about helping patients who come to us to be the best they can be. Our range of therapies and technologies is unparalleled. In our expert physiotherapy centre, we also have the required tools and devices to aid in the rehab process.
If you have more questions or would like to schedule a treatment, please contact Mission Walk today. Our customer service staff know to deal with their clients very well, they’ll hand over the phone to the concerned person so that you can get more clarification on the aspects you have doubts about, in case that person is free.