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MSK Assessment and treatment

Before treatment starts, your physiotherapist will discuss your problem with you and realistic goals will be set. Based on the clinical findings from the assessment, treatment is tailored to your individual needs.

Treatment includes education in the self-management of the problem, general/specific advice and exercises.

It may be necessary to include a variety of exercises and inclusion in an exercise class or hydrotherapy.

Physiotherapy is not a passive treatment and you will be asked to do exercises at home. It is most important that you do these exercises as they are part of, or even the whole of your treatment.

Please tell your physiotherapists if the exercises you have been given are increasing your pain. The physiotherapist may have to re-assess and adjust as appropriate.

Please speak with your physiotherapist if you do not understand anything about the treatment or if there are any problems.

We can provide exercises in a written format or via email. Some exercises have video links which can be mailed to you.

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