Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions affect the joints, bones and muscles, and also include rarer autoimmune diseases and back pain. Common treatments for MSK conditions include:
- occupational therapy
- hand therapy
Physiotherapists can help to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. They can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future.
Occupational therapy aims to improve your ability to do everyday tasks. Occupational therapists can look at all aspects of daily life in your home, school or workplace. They look at activities you find difficult and see if there's another way they can be done.
Hand Therapists provide assessment and treatment of many MSK hand conditions, including after injury or surgery. They can provide advice regarding exercise, preventative care, and aids to help daily living. Depending on the condition and where you are, you may be treated by a physiotherapist or occupational therapist.
Podiatry treats abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep you mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
Orthotics use foot or heel inserts to treat problems relating to pain and discomfort in the feet, legs or spine.