Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal vs Orthopedics


Physiotherapy is a treatment in which specific exercises are applied to heal joint pain, muscle sprains and spinal disorders help optimize movement. Orthopedic physiotherapy is an extension of physiotherapy in which bone, joint, tendon, muscle, ligament injuries or other pain-related conditions are treated in a private clinic. It includes musculoskeletal and spinal disorders.

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy refers to the impairment in muscles, joints, spinal discs, joints, nerves and tendons. It involves manipulation of postures, specific exercises, electrotherapy and other functional disorders regarding movement. It is a part of orthopedic physical therapy.

Orthopedic physiotherapy includes stretches, strength training, hot and cold packs, electrical muscle stimulation, endurance exercises, ultrasound and joint mobilization. Many refer to it as the “backbone” of other physiotherapy sub-disciplines such as geriatric physiotherapy, pediatric physiotherapy, pelvic health, arthritis care and clinical pilates, all of which focus on unique areas and conditions.

The approach to each treatment is customized, one-on-one and unique, depending on age and individual needs. Treatment includes educating patients about their condition, information about self-help recovery tools to aid faster healing and rehabilitation alternatives for those who wish to avoid surgery or undergo surgery in the future.

Orthopedic physiotherapists are not just physicians. Good practitioners focus on building long-term client relationships to gain trust. The clinics offer patient-centric staff. This helps in faster recovery and exceptional results to avoid future injuries. It is especially effective for sports-related injuries, allowing patients to resume sports or work after recovery. Comprehensive, hands-on therapy, muscle strengthening exercises are crucial to the treatment.

Some of the conditions that benefit from orthopedic treatment include:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Achilles heel and tendon repairs
  • Spinal laminectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Post surgeries from shoulder, knee & hip replacement
  • Rotator cuff repairs.
  • Weight Loss
  • Ribcage expansion to facilitate lung function
  • Pain, inflammation and joint restrictions

The objective of the treatment is to not just relieve the patient of pain, but also prevent them from coming back to improve movement and quality of life.

Orthopedic Physiotherapy at Pro Fusion Rehab

Our caring physiotherapists treat a variety of pain-related disorders with a wide range of techniques that help you bounce back at the earliest help you resume your life. From manual stretching and traction to soft tissue therapy, shockwave therapy, ultrasound, kinesio taping and posture correction to manual lymphatic drainage and decongestive treatments, we offer them all.

After a detailed assessment of your symptoms and the nature of your injury, we prescribe a personalized treatment plan to alleviate pain and inflammation from the roots so it does not occur again. All our physiotherapists are fully licensed to practice in Ontario. Give us a call to discuss your any orthopedic discomfort you may have. We have clinics in Milton, Pickering and Ontario.

Physiotherapy Musculoskeletal vs Orthopedics