Musculoskeletal care refers to the treatment and rehabilitation of acute and chronic muscle, joint and soft tissue injuries. Strains, sprains, tears, and contusions are all commonly seen in musculoskeletal care. It also encompasses the treatment provided by chartered physiotherapists to patients following orthopaedic surgery such as knee and hip replacements or crutiate ligament surgery.
Chartered physiotherapist use various techniques in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries including; joint mobilisations, manipulations, deep tissue massage, trigger pointing, electrotherapy, taping, strapping, dry needling, strengthening and stretching exercises.
Professional Chartered physiotherapists in musculoskeletal care work in a variety of settings including; tertiary hospitals, community health care facilities, private clinics, in patients own homes, with sports teams and on the field of sport.