Orthopaedic rehabilitation is the branch of physiotherapy concerned with the treatment of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments it also includes pre and post operative rehabilitation of hip, shoulder and knee. Orthopaedic Physiotherapy is a scientific approach to treatment following Evidence Based Guidelines.
The treatment goal of the orthopaedic physiotherapist is to provide pain relief, increase joint range, improve strength and flexibility and restore the patient to full function.
Physio treatments of orthopaedic conditions can include following: manual therapy, massage techniques, muscle techniques, programme of rehabilitation exercises or taping.