MUSCULOSKELETAL THERAPY (MST)

What is Musculoskeletal Therapy?


It treats issues of the skeletal system and muscles. The therapy involves different techniques of soft tissues and mobilization. Furthermore, it helps to treat neck pain, back pain, joint pain, or muscular injuries.


Who Performs Musculoskeletal Therapy?


The musculoskeletal therapist is your go-to person for this therapy, and they are qualified professionals. These therapists treat postural and abnormal movements of a person’s body. It helps to reduce pain and prevent injuries.


A musculoskeletal therapist uses a mobilization technique. This technique tends to increase the number of movements instead of sudden movements.

Treatments Options Available in Musculoskeletal Therapy


A hands-on therapy that treats neck, back, or any other joint pain. It also helps to reduce chronic conditions like frozen shoulder or fibromyalgia. It enhances the movements and functions alignment of the skeletal system. It is like a remedial massage, but also provides rehabilitation and exercise.


Following are the treatments according to a person’s condition to heal an injury. These are either separate or in combination with other therapies.

  • Stretches

  • Deep tissues

  • Strengthening Exercises

  • Myofascial release

  • Posture assessment

  • Trigger pointing

  • Dry needling

  • Muscles energy techniques

  • Cupping

  • Joint Mobilization.


Who Can Get Musculoskeletal Therapy?


  • People who have Pain, sleep disturbance

  • People who have improper movements of muscles, tendons, ligament, and bones

  • People who have damage to muscles such as jerk-movements, fractures, falls, postural strains

  • People who went under prolonged immobilization.

Techniques of Musculoskeletal Therapy


Adaptation of the following approaches is common in musculoskeletal therapy:


1. Manual Therapy: This technique is very helpful if you wish to have a speedy recovery. A particularly important case is an issue with spinal alignment.


2. Medications: NSAIDs (Non-steroidal Anti-inflammation) are widely used to treats pain or inflammation. Low doses of medicines help patients who have musculoskeletal disorders. Because some medicines (such as Zolpidem or Ramelteon) have a sleepy effect. Injections in or around the injured / painful sites help to reduce the level of pain.


3. Exercise: In some cases, exercise such as muscle stretching may also use to lower the pain.

4. Physical Therapy: In a chronic pain or injury, physical therapy helps to provide ease in pain.


5. Acupuncture: In some cases, with certain conditions, acupuncture may also use to reduce stress and pain. The therapy involves the insertion of very thin needles into the skin. It enhances the natural chemicals of the body that block the signals of pain.


6. Osteopathic Therapy: This type of therapy is most common in treating the conditions of bones and muscles.


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