If you experience symptoms described on our conditions page, it is advised you book an assessment with one of our expert clinicians.
What shouldn’t you do?
You shouldn’t attempt to exercise through the pain. This can make your problem worse by causing further pain, weakness and dysfunction with a risk of prolonged recovery.
Could there be any long-term effects?
In most cases there are no long term effects and recovery will be achieved as long as it is properly diagnosed and appropriately treated.
Physiotherapy is important in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. An assessment can assist in diagnosing the problem and determining its severity. This MAY require the use of imaging techniques such as X-ray, CT scanning or MRI. With this information we can anticipate how long your rehabilitation is expected to take and determine an appropriate treatment program.
This may involve activity modification, the use of anti-inflammatory medications and electrotherapy treatment, acupuncture, manual therapy and massage. When your pain has settled sufficiently, we will be able to provide you with a series of stretching and strengthening exercises designed to return you back to full function, activity, work or sport and to reduce the chances of your pain re-occurring.
Depending on the cause of your symptoms and when recovery is prolonged, an anti-inflammatory can be injected directly into the sore region to stimulate healing. In the majority of cases an injection is not necessary and this would be discussed with you prior to a referral being made. Surgery to reconstruct the damaged structure is sometimes necessary. Our expert Physiotherapy professional is able to determine whether and when this may be appropriate in your overall circumstances.
Following the initial consultation that you have with one of expert clinicians you will have the opportunity to discuss and agree with the clinician an appropriate treatment/ management plan. In order to achieve compliance with your treatment we encourage active participation with the decision making process.