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IntroductionEdit

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy is the oldest branch of physiotherapy and is oriented towards the treatment of Musculo – Skeletal ailments. It involves regaining appropriate health and function of structures surrounding the Joint regions and normalizing the Biomechanics following any injury or Orthopaedic disease. The rehabilitation of Orthopaedically disabled individuals is also a major area of function.

The role of a Orthopaedic Physiotherapy specialist are:

  • Impaired posture
  • Impaired Muscle functions
  • Impaired Joint Mobility
  • Motor function
  • Muscle performance
  • Range of motion associated with
  • Connective tissue dysfunctions
  • Localized inflammation, such as in Miscle Pain, Strain, and Muscle Tear
  • Primary prevention /Risk reduction
  • For skeletal deminaralisation including:
     Joint stiffness
     Fractures
     Ligament strain, sprain, tear
     Inability to walk
     Inflammation of tendons and bursa
     Joint pain , poor posture
     Joint inflammation in case of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis

Areas of Orthopaedic Physiotherapist to workEdit

The area of practice is very promising. Specialised Physiotherapy forms the mainstay of conservative care for almost all orthopaedic conditions and it is essentially required following all the major orthopaedic surgeries. the specialists placement could be as a

  • Consultant: Rendering professional or expert opinion. It could be patient related consultation at the request of the patients or other practitioners or it can be client related consultations provided at the request of individuals, business,schools, government or other agencies.
  • Education : He/She can engage in educational activities in hospitals an Consultant Physiotherapist, in volleges as Lecturer, Asst. prof., Assoc. Prof., or Professor
  • Speciality care clinics e.g - Spine clinic.
  • A Private Clinic set up. Independent practice set ups are always possible



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