Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?

Musculoskeletal (or Manipulative) Physiotherapists are experts in the management of musculoskeletal and particularly spinal-related pain. A Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist uses their expert assessment skills to diagnose the problem and provide holistic and effective, evidence-based treatment.

Treatment provided can include specific manual therapy such as mobilisation or joint manipulation, graded and individualised exercise rehabilitation, and pain neurophysiology education.

When should I see a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist?

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists have significant experience treating conditions such as:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain, including upper cervical pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain, such as shoulder, knee and hip conditions.
  • Headaches and vertigo (including Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo)
  • Posture and alignment problems, including symptomatic scoliosis.
  • Sciatica

Is a GP referral required?

No GP referral is required to see a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist.

Can I claim this service on extras on my health insurance?

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy sessions may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover – please check with your private health insurance provider.

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