Orthopaedics is an area of medicine that focuses on the musculoskeletal system which is composed of bone, cartilage, ligaments, muscle, tendons, bursae and fasciae.
All our physiotherapists at Clonmel Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic have Masters and post graduate training and are specialised in the diagnosis, treatment and management of Orthopaedic conditions as well as rehabilitation post orthopaedic surgery. Anyone who suffers with an injury or disease to the above structures would benefit from an assessment by a Chartered Physiotherapist. Through thorough assessment, we aim to diagnose the source of the pain and using high quality treatment techniques, we aim to eliminate the pain and prevent reoccurrence.
Orthopaedic surgery may be necessary when there is severe injury or degeneration to the musculoskeletal system. These injuries may occur through trauma eg. Ruptured Achilles tendon playing tennis leading to a tendon repair, or from bone degeneration over time secondary to osteoarthritis, leading to a joint replacement.
- Total joint replacements ie. Hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, toe
- Ligament/ tendon/cartilage repairs
- Cruciate ligament repairs
- Rotator cuff tendon repairs
- Achilles tendon/ patella tendon repairs
- Arthroscopies for meniscal tears of knee, cartilage/labral tears of hip, shoulder
- Spinal surgery for discs, stenosis
- Bone trauma eg. Reduction post dislocation or fracture
- Insertion of platet
Our Chartered Physiotherapists are specialised in both pre-operative and post-operative care and work closely with your surgeon. The goals of attending for pre-operative physiotherapy are to reduce pain, improve mobility, strength and function in order to improve the outcome of surgery. Post-operatively, we use a wide range of treatment techniques including joint manipulation, soft tissue mobilisation, electrotherapy and exercise rehabilitation to ensure the best functional outcome of the surgery.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ankylosing spondilitis