What is Orthopedic Physiotherapy?


Orthopedic physiotherapy treats the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of muscles, bones and joints throughout your body. All of these components are susceptible to injuries or trauma like strains, sprains, post fracture or surgery, and repeated injuries. Orthopedic areas can include the neck, back, and limbs, meaning that an impairment can wreak havoc on almost any part of your body. On the bright side, physical therapy plays an important role in managing these orthopedic conditions, and here are a few of the most common types of orthopedic physiotherapy.

Hand Therapy

Made up of a variety of joints, muscles, and tendons, you’re hands are essential for completing highly complex tasks. However, that also means your hands are vulnerable to disruption due to arthritis, bone fracture, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. Stiffness, pain, lingering discomfort and loss of flexibility will prevent you from accomplishing your everyday activities. To improve the function of your hands, seeing a physiotherapist that specializes in hand therapy is your best solution.

Shoulder Therapy for Pain

It’s a common occurrence for your shoulders to experience lingering pain, resulting from poor posture, rotator cuff injuries, shoulder dislocation or simply lifting something incorrectly. A physiotherapist will evaluate your discomfort, injury or post-surgery wound and determine the best course of action to comfortably restore your shoulder’s range of motion.

Knee Therapy for Pain

Much of the weight you carry is supported by your knees, whether you’re carrying your own body weight or lifting heavy objects on a regular basis. They’re capable of doing so thanks to the protective layer of cartilage that cushions the knee’s joint. However, that layer will wear down over time or get damaged, which is where any stiffness and pain will come from. Even if it’s not serious, it’s best to seek out physiotherapy treatments to prevent further damage from occurring.

Sports Therapy

When you’re a sports enthusiast or professional athlete, it’s likely that you’ll experience an injury to your joints, muscles, tendons, bones, and/or ligaments at some point. They’re practically unavoidable in that line of work, especially if your body isn’t accustomed to the activity when you are first starting the sport. Going through orthopedic physical therapy will help you to both treat and prevent possible injuries by improving your mobility and muscle function.

Physical Rehabilitation

Recovering from a recent injury or orthopedic surgery, it doesn’t matter, as a personalized recovery plan will be provided by your physiotherapist. This plan will focus on the more efficient ways to eliminate your pain while helping your body recover its full range of motion.


At Pro Fusion Rehab, we staff highly trained and certified physiotherapists who are dedicated to helping you achieve your physiotherapy goals. With locations in Milton and Pickering, Ontario, we treat patients experiencing acute or chronic pain caused by vehicular accidents, sports injuries, surgery and more. We offer physiotherapy services that include massage therapy, shockwave therapy, physical therapy, acupuncture and more. With a trusted reputation, affordable rates and direct insurance billing, call us today to book your physiotherapy appointment.

What is Orthopedic Physiotherapy?