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Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy At Sydney Physio Clinic

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy focuses on execelent clinical assessment and diagnosis methods as well as musculoskeletal physiotherapists possessing a broad aresnal of manual therapy treatment techniques for effective and efficient diagnosis, treatment and prevention of muscle and joint problems. At Sydney Physio Clinic experience has shown us that hands-on manual therapy coupled with targeted exercise prescription and education provides the best patient outcomes. Musculoskeletal physiotherapists focus is on high quality manual techniques remembering that effective application of any manual therapy technique requires a sound understanding of pain physiology, neuromotor control of movement, human behavioural sciences all delivered on a solid clinical reasoning platform.

What Is The Musculoskeletal System?

The musculoskeletal system also known as the locomotor system is an organ system giving us the ability to move using the muscular and skeletal systems, providing form, support, stability, protection and movement to the body.
The musculoskeletal system is made up of the body’s bones (skeleton), muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue that supports and binds tissues and organs together.

Issues With The Musculoskeletal System A Common Complaint

According to the Australian Institute Of Health and Welfare musculoskeletal conditions are the most common chronic conditions in Australia. Musculoskeletal conditions affect almost one-third of the population.

Data taken from the 2007–08 National Health Survey suggest:

  • 3.1 million Australians are affected by some type of arthritis
  • 1.6 million are affected by osteoarthritis
  • 428,000 are affected by rheumatoid arthritis
  • 1.9 million Australians are affected by some form of back problem

In 2004-05 Musculoskeletal conditions were the fourth leading contributor to direct health expenditure costing ($4.0 billion), following cardiovascular diseases ($5.9 billion), oral health ($5.3 billion) and mental disorder ($4.1 billion) making musculoskeletal physiotherapy an important and busy business in managing Australia’s health.

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