Traditional orthopaedic physiotherapy involves the assessment, diagnosis, and management of injuries and impairments involving the musculoskeletal system. This includes structures such as ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, bones, and fascia.
Orthopaedic physiotherapists can address musculoskeletal injuries including:
- Muscle strains
- Chronic pain
- Rehabilitation after surgery
- Sports related injuries
During your physiotherapy session, your therapist will do a thorough assessment of your range of motion, strength, balance, posture, movement patterns, and exercise tolerance to identify physical limitations. As well, your overall health is influenced by more than just your physical impairment which is why your therapist will also use a biopsychosocial approach to understand how your unique lifestyle factors play a role in your overall health. The WOMB’s therapists use a collaborative approach to encourage you to be a leader of your own health. Your treatment will include a combination of individualized exercises, manual therapy, and counselling to empower you and help you reach your most optimal level of functioning.