What Is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?

Musculoskeletal Service

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is the service most people think of when they consider physiotherapy.

This service involves the treatment of many common conditions including all aches/pains, injuries and majority of post-operative rehabilitation. See further details on common conditions treated below.

New Victoria Physiotherapy employs senior physiotherapists with vast experience in all of these areas, and are committed to continually improving their services.

What Should I Expect In My First Physiotherapy Appointment?

At the New Victoria Hospital, an initial physiotherapy appointment can last between 45-60 minutes. On arrival, you will be asked to fill out a few forms giving consent to physiotherapy treatment, and confirming your details. Please allow adequate time for this.

The initial assessment will begin by taking a full history of your injury/symptoms. This will include details regarding onset, pattern of symptoms and aggravating and easing factors. We will also inquire about other relevant injuries, general health conditions, medication and details regarding occupation and hobbies. It is useful to bring any relevant correspondence or imaging reports to the appointment for your physiotherapist to view.

After this, a thorough physical examination of your symptoms will begin. This will include:

  • Assessment of postures and movement patterns including walking
  • Assessment of range of movement
  • Assessment of power
  • Special tests to help identify specific causes of your symptoms

During your assessment and treatment, it will be necessary to expose relevant areas. It is important that you are appropriately dressed for this i.e. wearing shorts, or flexible clothing.

Conditions Treated  

Foot & Ankle Physiotherapy
Foot & Ankle Physiotherapy

Ankle sprains and injuries are one of the most common occurring, and quick, effective management can be the key to recovering fully. At New Victoria Physiotherapy, we have experience with many varying types of foot/ankle...

Neck Physiotherapy

Neck conditions can be very debilitating, which is why understanding and treating neck pain through physiotherapy is very important. With the increased prevalence of desk-based work, neck pain is becoming more common. What should I expect...

Knee Injuries
Knee Injuries

At New Victoria Physiotherapy we have excellent experience with both chronic and acute knee problems. These injuries can be a very frustrating source of pain, and can limit our return to full activities for some time...

Foot & Ankle Injuries
Foot & Ankle Injuries

Ankle sprains and injuries are one of the most common occurring, and quick, effective management can be the key to recovering fully. At New Victoria Physiotherapy, we have experience with many varying types of foot/ankle...

Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Pain

Shoulder injuries and pain can cause extreme difficulty in our day to day lives. Early treatment and management of these symptoms can help settle pain and restore full function.

Back Pain
Back Pain

Back pain is a very common complaint, but the causes of low back pain can be vast. Understanding the nature of your pain and injury is key to effective treatment. What should I expect in...

Neck Pain
Neck Pain

Neck conditions can be very debilitating, which is why understanding and treating neck pain is very important. With the increased prevalence of desk-based work, neck pain is becoming more common. What should I expect in my...

Available Treatments  

  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
    Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation

    What Does Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Involve? Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation involves using a device to stimulate the motor neurons that supply your muscle. By doing this, we can cause the muscle fibres to contract. This can...

    Exercise Rehabilitation
    Exercise Rehabilitation

    What Does Exercise Rehabilitation Involve? Exercise will be key to recovery from any injury. Our physiotherapists can provide specific exercises that will benefit you, underpinned by a deep understanding of your condition. Your physiotherapist will...

    Manual Therapy
    Manual Therapy

    What Does Manual Therapy Involve? Manual Therapy involves any form of “hands on” treatment provided. This can be anything from: Moving joints at certain speeds in certain directions Manipulation of joints to regain movement Passive...

  • Ultrasound Therapy
    Ultrasound Therapy

    What Does Ultrasound Therapy Involve? Ultrasound Therapy is classed as an electrotherapy modality, though it supplies mechanical vibration energy to areas of injured tissue. Similar to other electrotherapy modalities, Ultrasound works at a cellular level...

    Hip & Knee Replacement Exercise Class
    Hip & Knee Replacement Exercise Class

    What Does The Hip & Knee Replacement Exercise Class Involve? Rehabilitation after a Hip or Knee Replacement is key in getting a successful outcome. This class is a circuit based exercise class, allowing those that...

    Acupuncture
    Acupuncture

    What Does Acupuncture Involve? Acupuncture involves the placement of fine needles at certain positions for therapeutic purposes. The treatment can stimulate nerves that produce pain-reliving chemicals such as endorphins. That makes this treatment good for...

  • Taping & Strapping
    Taping & Strapping

    What Does Taping Involve? Taping or Strapping involves the application of adhesive tape directly to the skin in order to either offload/support an anatomical structure, or to stop unwanted movement at a joint. The decision...

Appointment Duration

Initial Assessment45 minutes
Spinal Assessment60 minutes
Respiratory Assessment60 minutes
Follow Up Treatments30 minutes

Service Details

Insurance CoverageYes

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