Musculoskeletal Injuries

Musculoskeletal injuries are among the most common health issues affecting individuals of all ages. These injuries involve the muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for musculoskeletal injuries can help in prevention and recovery.

Expert Care for Musculoskeletal Injuries: Your Path to Recovery

At Pelvic Strength Physiotherapy, we understand how musculoskeletal injuries can impact your daily life. Whether you’re an athlete dealing with a sports injury, an office worker suffering from repetitive strain, or someone experiencing the effects of aging, our team is here to help you regain your strength, mobility, and quality of life.

Why Choose Us?

We offer comprehensive care, providing a full range of services to diagnose, treat, and manage musculoskeletal injuries throughout Ringwood and surrounding suburbs. Our comprehensive method guarantees that you get individualised attention customised to your unique requirements, covering all facets of your condition to achieve the best possible recovery.

Our team comprises highly trained physicians, physical therapists, and specialists with extensive experience in treating musculoskeletal injuries. We stay updated with the latest advancements in medical science to ensure we deliver the best care possible, utilising cutting-edge techniques and treatments to support your healing journey.

Don’t let musculoskeletal injuries hold you back. Our dedicated team at Pelvic Strength Physiotherapy is here to help you on your path to recovery in Ringwood and the surrounding suburbs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are musculoskeletal injuries?

Musculoskeletal injuries involve damage to the muscles, bones, joints, tendons, or ligaments. They can occur suddenly due to trauma or develop gradually from repetitive stress or overuse. Common types of musculoskeletal injuries include sprains, strains, fractures, tendinitis, bursitis, and dislocations.

What causes musculoskeletal injuries?

Musculoskeletal injuries can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • Trauma from falls, car accidents, or sports injuries.
  • Overuse or repetitive movements, such as typing, lifting, or running.
  • Poor posture that strains muscles and joints over time.
  • Age-related changes like osteoarthritis.
  • Inadequate physical conditioning or improper warm-up before activities.
What are the symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries?

Symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries can vary but often include:

  • Pain ranging from mild to severe.
  • Swelling and inflammation.
  • Stiffness and limited range of motion.
  • Bruising and discolouration of the skin.
  • Weakness or instability in the affected area.
How are musculoskeletal injuries diagnosed?

Diagnosis typically involves a comprehensive physical examination and medical history review. Advanced diagnostic tools such as X-rays, MRI scans, and ultrasound may be used to accurately assess the extent of the injury and identify the affected tissues.

What treatment options are available for musculoskeletal injuries?

Treatment aims to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, restore function, and prevent further injury. Common treatment options include:

  • Rest and avoiding aggravating activities.
  • Ice and heat therapy to manage pain and swelling.
  • Medications such as pain relievers and anti-inflammatories.
  • Physical therapy with customised exercise programs and manual therapy.
  • Bracing or splinting to immobilise and protect the injured area.
  • In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair damaged tissues.
Can musculoskeletal injuries be prevented?

While not all injuries can be prevented, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk:

  • Stay active with regular exercise to maintain strength and flexibility.
  • Warm up and cool down properly before and after physical activities.
  • Use proper technique in activities like lifting, running, or typing.
  • Maintain good posture to avoid unnecessary stress on muscles and joints.
  • Listen to your body and avoid pushing through pain.
How long does it take to recover from a musculoskeletal injury?

You should seek medical attention if you experience:

  • Severe pain or swelling that doesn’t improve with rest and home treatment.
  • Inability to move the affected area.
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness.
  • Visible deformity or abnormal positioning of a bone or joint.
  • Persistent symptoms that interfere with daily activities.
What should I expect during a physical therapy session for a musculoskeletal injury?

During a physical therapy session, you can expect:

  • An assessment of your injury and overall physical condition.
  • Personalised exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
  • Manual therapy techniques to reduce pain and promote healing.
  • Education on proper body mechanics and techniques to prevent re-injury.
How can I schedule an appointment for musculoskeletal injury treatment?

To schedule an appointment, you can contact us at 03 9724 9755, email us at or by booking online with the below button.  Our team is here to help you on your path to recovery.

Our Services

Diagnosis and Assessment

Comprehensive Evaluations:
We conduct thorough physical examinations and utilise cutting-edge imaging techniques to diagnose the root cause of your pain.

Personalised Treatment Plans:
Based on your diagnosis, we develop customised treatment plans that address your unique needs and goals.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Customised Exercise Programs:
Our physical therapists design specific exercise regimens to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and enhance mobility.

Manual Therapy:
Hands-on techniques to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

Rehabilitation Services:
Structured programs to aid recovery from surgeries or severe injuries.

Pain Management

Prescription and over-the-counter options to manage pain and inflammation.

Corticosteroid and hyaluronic acid injections to reduce pain and improve joint function.

Alternative Therapies:
Acupuncture, massage therapy, and other holistic approaches to pain management.

Preventive Care and Education

Ergonomic Assessments:
Advice and adjustments for workplace and daily activities to prevent injuries.

Fitness Programs:
Guidance on maintaining an active lifestyle to support musculoskeletal health.

Patient Education:
Resources and workshops on injury prevention, proper body mechanics, and healthy habits.



Our knowledgeable reception staff can assist you with all questions and concerns




293 Dorset Rd
Croydon Victoria 3136

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(03) 9724 9755     



(03) 9723 5282



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262 Mountain Highway
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