WHAT IS ORTHOPAEDIC PHYSIOTHERAPY
This is a specific area of physiotherapy involving trauma, injuries, conditions of the skeletal system and associated injuries to muscles, ligaments, joints and nerves. It also includes pre and post-operative treatment for spinal, hip, knee, foot, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand procedures.
WHAT DOES TREATMENT INVOLVE?
Following a detailed clinical assessment, our experienced physiotherapists will identify the optimal treatment path and most importantly identify the underlying cause of the problem in order to prevent reoccurrence or further injury.
Orthotic treatment will help the following symptoms:
soft tissue & joint mobilisations, manipulations, trigger point pressure, frictions, light or deep tissue massage to restore painfree movement.
an electrical modality which promotes circulation, tissue repair and reduces pain.
various electrical currents can be delivered via 2 or 4 electrodes to relieve pain, reduce swelling and promote healing
Hot & Cold therapy
to reduce pain, swelling and promote range of motion.
an electrical current which can be used in clinic or at home to create a muscle contract and strengthen weak muscles.
This involves the insertion of fine needles into specific body points or meridians. This traditional form of Chinese medicine can be used to treat a variety of conditions. In orthopaedic physiotherapy it compliments other treatments to reduce pain and restore normal movement.
this is a critical part of recovery of function. A programme of home exercises can be tailored to your specific requirements, monitored and progressed as your body repairs.
Taping or orthopaedic Supports/Braces
this can support and offload the injured joint, ligament or muscle to allow early normal movement even before the tissue has repaired.
Cruthes, Frames, Walking Aids
to reduce the weight bearing on the injured structure and allow early movement and mobility.
This is a Western form of medical treatment and involves the insertion of fine needles into injured muscles and tissue. Myofascial trigger points are tender localised nodules which exist in painful, tight, injured muscles. Dry needling works by inserting a fine needle into the trigger points (similar to “knots” in a muscle) and eliciting a motor twitch in the muscle. The
results in a reduction in spasm, muscle tone and pain and restores normal elasticity and movement to the tissue. Its effect is immediate and lasting to accelerate the healing process. https://galwayphysio.ie/physio/orthopaedics/
What are the benefits of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy?
- Relief Pain
- Reduce muscle tone & spasm
- Reduce swelling
- Accelerate tissue healing
- Safe progression of exercise to full function
- Increase joint range of motion
- Increase strengthen
- Support the skeletal system
- Stabilise the skeleton
- Promote good posture
Orthopaedic conditions commonly treated at Baily Point Physiotherapy Clinic include:
- Ligament sprains
- Inflamed tendons (“tendinitis”)
- Inflamed bursa (“bursitis”)
- Joint replacement surgery
- Keyhole or arthroscopic surgeries
- Rheumatoid or inflammatory arthritis
- Surgical rehabilitation of Spine, Hip, Knee, Foot & Ankle
- Surgical rehabilitation of Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and hand.
It is advisable to seek help for orthopaedic injuries or conditions as early as possible to facilitate a quicker recovery. We have a wide range of treatment techniques to alleviate your pain & accelerate recovery. We liaise with Orthopaedic Surgeons and apply the latest scientific evidence-based protocols following surgical procedures.
”Top class service from Michael Gallagher - many times over the years has "fixed me" with sensible and practical solutions and advice, including one occasion where others had suggested more drastic actions which would have had serious implications for myself. Highly recommended!Barry O'Donoghue
”Thanks so much to Darcy for the physio this week and last. I feel fantastic!. I’ve been able to sleep pain-free and dance with my babies again!. Very very happy with the service.Ann Marie Gilmore
”Thanks to Michael and the team at Baily Point Physio. After visiting them in August with knee problems they sorted me out with orthotic insoles and an exercise routine. Since then (2months ago) I have climbed Kilimanjaro twice with no knee problems – a great result. Highly recommend them.Duncan Warner