Orthopaedic AssessmentsChartered Physiotherapy in Blackpool, St. Annes, Lytham, Poulton, Cleveleys and Fleetwood
An orthopaedic assessment is a type of initial assessment that can seeks to understand the underlying cause of any current injuries, particularly in relation to broken bones. Physiotherapists are the musculoskeletal experts, trained to pinpoint the causes of pain. For example, some lower limb pain may actually be as a result of instability or damage to the spine. We’re therefore a great first point of call as we can refer you onwards to your GP or a specialist.
Orthopaedic assessments and elective and trauma clients
Elective operative patients undergoing knee, hip, shoulder and elbow replacements, anterior cruciate ligament or posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions, knee or hip arthroscopy, back surgery or spinal and peripheral joint injections may have physiotherapy recommended to help with their post-operative recovery. Patients who have experienced sudden trauma, including neck, lower limb, upper limb and spinal fractures can also benefit from physiotherapy for rehabilitation.
What to expect
Taking place as part of your initial appointment, an orthopaedic assessment can include examinations of your joint range of movement, muscle strength and tightness, altered sensation, levels of mobility, and daily activities. The exact nature of the assessment will, like your eventual treatment programme, be tailored to your condition and goals for recovery.