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Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

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Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries are not just conditions of older age; they are prevalent across the life-course. Between one in three and one in five people(including children) live with a musculoskeletal pain condition.

  • Significantly limits mobility and dexterity, leading to early retirement from work, reduced accumulated wealth and reduced ability to participate in social roles.
  • Commonly linked with depression and increase the risk of developing other chronic health conditions

Signs and symptoms

Pain and restricted mobility are the unifying features of the range of musculoskeletal conditions. Pain is typically persistent for long-term conditions. In some conditions, joint deformity may occur, where early diagnosis and treatment are not available.

Prevention and management

Musculoskeletal conditions share some similar risk factors , such as inadequate physical activity, obesity, smoking and poor nutrition.

Management of some musculoskeletal conditions may require specialist and/or surgical care, many musculoskeletal conditions can be managed in primary care through Rehabilitation -

How it Benefits

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation is a supervised program designed to work towards improvising on impairments or disabilities due disorders, or injury to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or bones.It can improve the person's ability to function, reduce symptoms, and help in Global conditioning. The goal is to help return to the highest level of functional independence, overall quality of life — physically, emotionally, and socially.

How We Work towards the Goals:

  • Pain management
  • Functional assessments
  • Manual Therapy
  • Exercise physiology to improve range of motion, increase muscle strength, improve flexibility and mobility, and increase endurance
  • Gait (walking) retraining and methods of safe ambulation (including the use of a walker, cane, or crutch)
  • Patient and family education and counseling
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Injury prevention
  • Strength & Endurance Training