MUSCULOSKELETAL

WHAT IS AN MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER?
A musculoskeletal disorder is an umberella term used for numerous conditions effecting muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, blood vessels, joints, discs, nerves, and even the brain. 
There are over 200 types of musculoskeletal disorders. If you hover over the areas on the diagram you will see some of the conditions we regualrly see. There are rarer conditions that have not been included, so do get in touch what ever your complaint as we will likely be able to help you. 
Over 80% of people will experience some low back pain in their life, and 60% of people who are on long term sickness is due to a musculoskeletal disorder. Physiotherapy has proven to reduce such figures, so DO NOT suffer needlessly, get in touch and begin your road to recovery. 
WHO DO WE SEE...
We see people of all ages including children and elderly in their own homes, carehomes, schools, at work, at their gym or health club. 
 
We see various conditions from developmental conditions, postural, ergonomic, rheumatological conditions, traumatic injuries, pregnancy related pain, sporting injuries, overuse and degenerative conditions. 
TREATMENTS
We tailor our treatment plan to suit you and your injury. Some of the treatments we use are below used individually or in conjunction with others. We would require an initail assessment of your complaint prior to commencing any treatment modality.
  • Exercise therapy
  • Advice and education
  • Manual therapy
  • Mobilisation/Manipulations
  • Taping/Splinting
  • Biomechanical analysis
  • Postural assessment
  • Electrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Fascial release
  • Soft tissue manipulation
  • Massage
Musculoskeletal Conditions We See..
Please select an area for a list of conditions and the treatments we offer. There are many more conditions that we see and treat that are not included on the lists provided. Please contact for more information. 

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IMAGING
At 4front Physiotherapy we do not have direct access to MRI or X-ray facilities. We do however, have the ability to write formal letters of recommendation for imaging we feel is indicated and appropriate. You will require a full assessment by one of our qualified physiotherapist's to gain access to this service.
As a western socieity we have been taught to think that imaging is the primary choice in diagnosis. However, as research improves and develops we are now descovering that the reliability of imaging for some conditions, especially in the musculoskeletal field, has been strongly questioned. There have been many situations where imaging showed a specific condition that is known to be painful, but was not symptomatic in the patient. It has also found there to be no physiological abnormality on MRI/x-ray but the patient have moderate to severe pain. Our specialist physiotherapist's identify if there is a need for imaging or infact whether imaging may complicate the matter and worsen your chances at successfully treating and managing your injury/condition/problem.