- Traumatologic and Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
The traumatological and orthopaedic physiotherapy is a specialized area within the physiotheraphy focused in a precise evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. The musculoskeletal injuries are those in joints, muscles, bones, soft tissues and/or nerves. The most treated pathologies are neck and back pain, and shoulder, hip and knee injuries.
Some pathologies treated by the physioterapist specialized in traumatological physiotherapy are:
These injuries may request a traumatologic and ortopaedic evaluation and treatment, in order to improve and accelerate the recovery process. After the evaluation, the physiotherapist works with the patient to establish objectives and develop an adequate physiotherapy plan. Some of the treatments that the physiotherapist can apply are:
The physiotherapist will choose the most appropriate treatment based on the initial evaluation of the patient, on the scientific evidence of the treatments for each pathology and on the clinical experience itself.
The treatment's main objectives are: