Musculoskeletal physiotherapy treatment in London
Orthopaedic is the treatment of diseases or injuries related to the musculoskeletal system. This system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves and allows you to move, walk and be active.
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy specialises in the treatment of patients undergoing surgery or those who had a traumatic accident. This includes:
- Patients undergoing procedures such as hip replacement, knee replacement, elbow replacement, shoulder replacement, posterior cruciate ligament/ anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, knee/hip elbow arthroscopy, back surgery, spinal and peripheral joint injections.
- Trauma patients with injuries including lower limb fractures, fractured neck of femur, upper limb fractures, spinal fractures and many other musculoskeletal and soft tissue conditions.
If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.
If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy assessment (London)
During the initial assessment, which will take place during a home visit in London or at our practice, our London physiotherapist will examine and assess the following areas.
- Joint range of movement
- Muscle tightness
- Muscle strength
- Current mobility with or without walking aids
- Altered sensation
- Review of activities of daily living
The orthopaedic physiotherapist will then create a program of exercises aiming at specific targets and adapted to the patient’s specific needs. If any specialised equipment is used for the exercises, the physiotherapist will provide that.
Physiotherapy treatment of Orthopaedic pathologies (London)
Depending on your individual pathology, treatment might include:
- Exercises to increase range of movement
- Exercises to strengthen the muscles
- Exercises to increase mobility
- Transfer practice
- Progression of mobility, including gait re-education
Each session progresses around the mobilisation of the affected joints. The painful and contracted muscles are stretched and strengthened in order to improve the patient’s performance, achieve their goals and accelerate the recovery process.
Prevention is also very important for our London physiotherapist who will explain and show you how to execute everyday movements correctly. Our London Orthopaedic physiotherapist will also teach you exercises to do on a regular basis between each home visit session or between sessions at either of the two Light Centre practices: London Wall near Moorgate station, in the heart of the City, or Belgravia, near Victoria station. When the treatment is over, those exercises will allow you to keep the pain away in the long run and help avoid relapse and future injuries.
Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised
For appointment with our London physiotherapist or London osteopath call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765
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London physiotherapist: For Which Pathologies Physiotherapy Can Help?
Some of the pathologies we offer treatment for are listed below. This list isn’t exhaustive, so if your condition isn’t listed, give us a call.
Non specific Back Pain
Rotator Cuff Tears
Sternoclavicular Joint Problems
Artificial Joint Replacement of the Elbow
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
Osteoarthritis of the Elbow
Hand and wrist
Arthritis of the Finger Joints
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Osteoarthritis of the Hip
Rehabilitation Following Hip Fracture Surgery
Arthroplasty of the Hip
Stress Fracture of the Hip
Crutiate ligament injury or rehabilitation after surgery
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Articular Cartilage Problems of the Knee
Joint Replacement of the Knee
Collateral Ligament Injuries