Musculoskeletal Conditions

Reduce your discomfort and improve your mobility with the support of our experienced physiotherapists. 

Broadly speaking this means all the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and anything else involved in the movement of the body.


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Whether a recent injury, constant discomfort, or physical limitations like stiffness or weakness are affecting your daily life, our Castlemaine, Maryborough and Bendigo Physio’s can provide assistance.

The Impact of Musculoskeletal Conditions

The musculoskeletal system consists of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Broadly speaking, it involves almost everything that allows you to move and it plays a significant role in our day to day lives. This intricate and complex system affects our mobility, health, functionality, and overall quality of life. 

This means that even a minor issue can impact your ability to carry out daily activities. Prevention, management, and treatment are important steps to take to maintain the musculoskeletal system at an optimal state. Seeking professional support before and after an issue arises can be advantageous. 

At Ace Allied Health, we take a personalised approach that incorporates your health, lifestyle, requirements, and goals to develop and facilitate a plan that helps you work towards your unique target outcomes.


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What Are Musculoskeletal Conditions?

From wear and tear to injuries to complex health conditions, there is a wide variety of reasons why you may be experiencing discomfort or reduced mobility. Our physiotherapists can assess and identify issues and their underlying causes and work with you to manage and improve them. 

Some examples of the many musculoskeletal conditions that can benefit from physiotherapy include:


This umbrella term includes inflammatory conditions that affect various joints, bones, or muscles. Some conditions are juvenile arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, and gout. 

Baker’s Cyst

This issue affects the back of the knee and involves a fluid-filled swelling that may cause pain and reduced mobility.


Bursitis involves a fluid-filled sac near a joint, which is known as the bursa. It can result in inflammation, pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.


This condition involves chronic and widespread musculoskeletal pain and reduced mobility, as well as other symptoms such as fatigue and brain fog.


As an autoimmune disease, lupus can affect a variety of organs and result in long-term inflammation and discomfort.


Osteoporosis involves reduced bone density, which can lead to bone fractures. Prevention and treatment can involve exercise, lifestyle, and nutrition advice, as well as physiotherapy after broken bones.

Perthes’ Disease

This condition affects children and involves a short-term disruption to the blood supply that goes to the hip joint. This can result in bone deformity and may require surgery or braces.

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

As an autoimmune disease, lupus can affect a variety of organs and result in long-term inflammation and discomfort.

Paget’s Disease

This bone disorder can result in abnormal bone remodelling, which may lead to deformities, reduced mobility, and discomfort. 

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Muscle stiffness and pain can result from this inflammatory disorder. It predominately affects the hips and shoulders.


This autoimmune disease impacts connective tissues and the skin. It can result in chronic thickening and tightening of the affected areas.

Injuries or Wear and Tear

A range of accidents and trauma can result in musculoskeletal issues. These may involve problems such as torn muscles and ligaments, broken bones, frozen joints, and long-term inflammation. Age and general overuse may also impact the musculoskeletal system.

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Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Conditions

As there is a diverse variety of conditions and injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system, symptoms and responses will vary from person to person. That said, there are common indicators of issues with the musculoskeletal system. These can include symptoms such as: 

  • Chronic or acute pain.
  • Swelling and inflammation.
  • Reduced mobility and range of motion.
  • Joint stiffness.
  • Muscle tightness.
  • Fatigue. 
  • Redness at the affected site.

Physiotherapy for Complex Musculoskeletal Conditions

Musculoskeletal issues can affect people of all ages and lifestyles. Seeking help from experienced and knowledgeable health professionals may make a significant difference in your life. Physiotherapy is one form of health care that can support a broad array of needs and goals specific to the musculoskeletal system. 

With targeted interventions and management plans to improve your mobility, functionality, and comfort levels, our physios take a holistic, personalised approach to help you get back on track. We also work with you to prevent issues from occurring or reoccurring. 

Depending on your needs and goals, we will develop a treatment plan that is custom-made for you. This could include options such as: 

  • Exercise programs.
  • Manual therapy, such as deep tissue massage or joint mobilisation.
  • Gentle stretching.
  • Acupuncture.
  • Education and lifestyle advice.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Our physiotherapists will discuss with you the plan for treatment and what is involved. Some techniques may be uncomfortable depending on your condition or injury, but you must let your physio know if you are experiencing pain during or after the session as they will adjust the treatment accordingly.

The number and frequency of physio sessions may rely on your condition or injury, your health status, and your commitment to the exercises and guidance you are provided by your physiotherapist. We will talk to you about the possible trajectory of your treatment and assess and discuss your progress regularly. 

Why Choose Ace Allied Health for Support for Complex Musculoskeletal Conditions?

Our physiotherapists understand what it is like to deal with a condition or injury that makes movement and undertaking daily activities a struggle. That is why we are passionate about supporting you towards better functionality and reduced discomfort.

Friendly and Experienced

Our diverse and multi-disciplinary team is highly trained and dedicated to our patients. We are here to help you reach your goals.

Personalised Approach

Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries come in countless shapes and sizes. That is why it is important to thoroughly assess and identify your unique requirements and develop a plan just for you.

Modern, High-Quality Resources

We use up-to-date facilities and technology that assist us in delivering comprehensive care and treatment.

Utilise Ace Allied Health Physiotherapy for Improved Quality of Life

If you are experiencing an issue related to your musculoskeletal system, please do not try to put up with it. Our friendly team is here to help you feel and move better, improving your functionality and productivity and getting you back to the things you love and need to do.

Contact us to organise your initial consultation and find out how we can help you.

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Empowering Health and Performance

At Ace Allied Health, your well-being is our priority. No matter your age, stage of life, or lifestyle, we want to help you feel your best! Whether that’s with physiotherapy, exercise physiology, dietetics, or something else, we’re the team in your corner cheering you on to help you reach your goals. Take the first step towards a healthier and happier life by booking an appointment today.

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