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The musculoskeletal system of the body supports it, forms it, and gives it its basic shape and structure. It enables your body to move and acts as a protection for the fragile internal organs of your body. The musculoskeletal system of the body is responsible for its proper posture, movement, and balance. When there is a problem with any part of the musculoskeletal system, it can be treated through tissue mobilisation, joint mobilisation, stretching, and similar techniques. These techniques constitute what is known as musculoskeletal therapy.
Musculoskeletal therapy is a holistic approach to treating the issues related with the musculoskeletal system of the body. This therapy is usually used in the treatment of various types of pains such as joint pain, back pain etc.
One should not confuse musculoskeletal therapy with massage therapy as they both are absolutely different from each other. Even though both seem similar in their treatment methodology, a musculoskeletal therapist is more skilled in numerous ways. A musculoskeletal therapy session is conducted in a more professional, medical way and usually finds out the root of the problem and solves it through the various techniques which constitute musculoskeletal remedies. Unlike massage therapy, the muscle tissue is not manipulated but only mobilised which leads to reduction in pain and stiffness.
• It can treat a wide range of chronic pains – chronic pain in neck, back, joints, and any other muscle can be treated easily with musculoskeletal therapy. Your therapist will use various techniques to help mobilise the paining muscle and find the cause of pain. This will lead to a more permanent treatment for pains which you will be able to manage better although most such pains remain incurable. Musculoskeletal therapy is a great way to manage these pains better.
• It helps correct and improve your posture – your posture determines a lot of things about you. The most important ones are how prone you are to injuries, how often your muscles pain, and the stiffness in your joints. Musculoskeletal therapy sessions help improve your posture so you don't suffer from pains.
• It helps heal injuries – musculoskeletal therapy can be used to heal muscular injuries which result in chronic pain and joint stiffness. Musculoskeletal therapy sessions aid in the natural healing process of the injured muscles and improve the chances and time you take to heal. It is very beneficial if you want to correct the underlying cause of your discomfort.
• It helps in preventing injuries – musculoskeletal therapy sessions have a lot of postural assessment and nutritional assessment along with exercises which together make your body less prone to getting injured. You will be able to prevent injuries after regular musculoskeletal therapy sessions.
The musculoskeletal system of your body forms the very basis of its structure which is why it is important that you take care of it.