Musculoskeletal Therapy

Exercise Physiology can help with treatment and rehabilitation of a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders including:

Head & Cervical Spine

There are many types of head and cervical injury, pain, discomfort and conditions that your physiologist can assist with including:


Although there is currently no cure for osteoarthritis (OA), treatment from an exercise physiologist can provide relief, improve function and help with management of the condition.


The cause of tinnitus can sometimes be associated with musculoskeletal issues that respond well to exercise physiology treatment.

Upper Limb

Elbow, Shoulder, Wrist, Hand

From injury recovery to pain relief your physiologist can help with all major upper limb joints and muscle groups:

Rotator Cuff/Shoulder

Damage to tendons or muscles in the shoulder/rotator cuff area can cause significant pain and inconvenience to many everyday tasks. Exercise physiology can help increase range of motion and strength.


Includes treatment for injury, discomfort and common conditions such as golfers elbow and tennis elbow.

Hand & Wrist

Treatment for musculoskeletal pain caused by trauma, repetitive strain injury or other health conditions.

Lumbar & Pelvis

From mild discomfort through to chronic pain see your physiologist about appropriate treatment.


OA commonly impacts the lumbar and pelvic region and exercise physiology can help with management.


Relief from pain and slow the ongoing weakening or wasting of muscles through degeneration.

Pelvic Floor Deficiency

A relatively common condition where safe exercise programs have been proven to assist in increasing muscle control in the pelvic floor region.

Lower Limb

Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot

Common lower limb health conditions our physiologists can assist you with include:


Management and therapy for pain and discomfort in the lower limbs caused by OA.

Hip/Knee Replacement Therapy

Post operation therapy to help strengthen crucial muscle groups and regain pain free movement and function.

Muscle Strains and Tears

Speed up your recovery from muscle strains and tears and help prevent further injury in the future.

Musculoskeletal disorders are common health conditions affecting the nerves, muscles, tendons and support structures such as the discs in your back. They cause injury or pain to the human musculoskeletal system and they make movement for the patient extremely difficult. These disorders affect a good number of Australians, but the good news is that we can help you manage. First, we are going to highlight the most common musculoskeletal disorders:

Make an appointment with an exercise physiologist at Live Well Rehab today and manage your condition with exercise treatments.

Osteoarthritis (OA)

This is the most chronic condition of the joints that affects thousands of Australians. Although OA can affect any joint in the body, the condition mostly affects the knees, neck, lower back, fingers and hips. Although the condition affects people of all ages and walks of life, it is most common in elderly people (65 and up). It affects the lumber & pelvis, lower limbs, upper limbs, head and spine.

Osteoarthritis’ most common symptoms include pain, swelling and stiffness. There is no scientifically proven cure for the condition but it can be managed through various options such as surgery, weight management, and physical activities. Our professional physiologists can craft a unique exercise plan to help manage your unique condition.


Tinnitus is a condition that’s mostly associated with noises or ringing in the ear. It is recognized as a symptom and not a disease. The intensity of the condition varies from patient to patient, where some describe it as a high-frequency ringing sound while other hear sounds similar to butter sizzling in a pan. The condition is mostly caused by past head injuries, a history of drugs, eardrum rupture, stress and disease.

Although tinnitus affects everyone, the elderly are the most affected, and it worsens with age. Its diagnosis is dependent on the symptoms. For instance, if the patient hears clicking sound, we know the cause is a contraction of muscles around the ear. Although there is no scientifically proven treatment for this condition, there are methods to lessen the sounds. Cleaning out excessive earwax, surgery to remove any existing tumours, and physical therapy, these are all things that can help reduce the muscle tension. Our professional physicians will help you manage the condition by designing a unique exercise plan and solution chart that can help reduce the issues.


Musculoskeletal DisorderThis is another chronic musculoskeletal disorder that’s associated with a change in the body’s tissue, creating less functionality. The condition may cause numerous health complications such as vision loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. Degeneration disorder leads to progressive deterioration of nerve cells that leads to death of the cells and muscle weakening. Although the condition has been found to affect people across all ages, it is common in older adults.

The condition is mostly diagnosed by failure or decreased functionality in certain organs such as loss of hearing or vision due to weakened muscles. Degeneration is diagnosed by the deterioration of body organs and pain. There is no scientifically proven treatment but we can help you manage the situation and reawaken the weakened muscles and bring them back to their maximum potential functionality. Our professional physiologist will see you through the degeneration management program.

Pelvic Floor Deficiency

This is a widespread condition affecting numerous women in Australia. Nearly half of the women in this country are affected by this condition once in their lifetime. Pelvic Floor Deficiency is experienced when the muscles of the pelvic are weak or tight. The condition is most common with older women age 65 and above.

Pelvic Floor Deficiency is diagnosed by pain around the pelvic area, especially while moving or sitting. Just like most musculoskeletal disorders, there is no scientifically proven treatment, but surgery and supplements (vitamin D) have been used and proven to improve the condition. But pelvic floor physical therapy is the best alternative, and we can help you develop exercise programs to manage and improve your condition.

Joint disorders

The common joint disorders affect the elbow, wrists, knees and rotator cuff/shoulder. Most of these conditions are caused by damaged tendons, muscle injuries and other health conditions. They can also be put under the category of muscle strains and tears. Most of these conditions affect people across the board, but mostly sportsmen such as golfers and tennis players and the elderly are affected. The condition is primarily diagnosed by pain in the affected areas, and physical therapy is the best treatment alternative for this condition. Just come to us, and you will be impressed by the experience and how much your movement improves.

Make an appointment with Live Well Rehab today.