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What Can Physiotherapy Treat?


By  - Certified Vestibular Physiotherapist and Founder, Therapia
Posted on August 2, 2016


Physical therapists are experts in assessing and treating musculoskeletal impairments. A fancy way of saying that physiotherapists are the people to help you with issues involving muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, and bone. However you may be unsure whether the specific injury you have is one that physios typically treat.


Here is a list of the most common conditions that are successfully treated with physiotherapy.


• Back Pain and Sciatica
• Neck Pain
• Disc-related conditions including Degenerative Disc Disease
• Shoulder Impingement
• Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)
• Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs)
• Headaches
• Tendonitis and tendon tears
• Bursitis
• Sprains and Strains
• Joint Dislocation and/or Joint Instability
• Various forms of Arthritis including Osteoarthritis
• Spondylitis, Spondylosis, Spondylolisthesis
• Following Joint Surgery to repair meniscus, tendons, ligaments (e.g. ACL)
• After a joint replacement (Total Knee Replacement, Hip Arthroplasty)
• Post fracture
• Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries including Whiplash
• Muscle weakness and muscle tears
• General problems involving balance and falls risk
• General Fatigue and Deconditioning



• Rotator Cuff Syndrome
• Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
• Golfer’s Elbow
• Tennis Elbow
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Swimmer’s Shoulder
• Jumper’s Knee
• Runner’s Knee
• Shin Splints
• Compartment Syndrome
• De Quervain’s
• Iliotibial Band Syndrome
• Piriformis Syndrome
• Chondromalacia Patella
• Plantar Fasciitis