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Musculoskeletal Disorders


Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Disorders (Orthopaedic) specialty has well qualified staff with well-equipped department for better quality education & patient treatment. Rehabilitation for various musculoskeletal & sports injuries are carried by these specialized staff. The undergraduate and postgraduate Program prepares students for entry into the profession by teaching them to evaluate and manage patients with physical therapy problems effectively and in accordance with ethical principles. It also provides students with strategies to continually define and meet their own educational needs in order to keep skills and knowledge current throughout their professional careers.

The Rehabilitation of patients is carried out based on the recent advances & its evidence use of Electrotherapy & Exercise therapy along with specialties like manipulation & mobilization for spinal & peripheral joint pathologies are provided for better patient care.

Teaching Programmes

Through our academic and clinical education, students develop a broad foundation of physiotherapy knowledge and skills. Further the students develop critical thinking and clinical reasoning abilities that are required to practice independently as physiotherapist. Our undergraduate program provides theoretical, laboratory and clinical experiences with well qualified faculty, clinicians and researchers. As a result, the graduates are fully prepared to become an independent professional in the field of Physiotherapy. Besides, periodical seminars, journal clubs and case presentations in the post-graduate programs aim to develop knowledge in the recent advances of Physiotherapy.

Clinical Training

Clinical training program for the students are designed to provide advanced knowledge and clinical skills in the areas of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. The program is designed to meet the needs of students for their clinical skills using evidence-based principles in clinical decision making. In addition to coursework and practical demonstrations, students also participate in clinical rounds along with the physiotherapist and orthopedicians to learn different clinical conditions of patients in the wards. Further under the guidance of the experienced staff, student learns to evaluate the patients, diagnose the condition and plan for the treatment. In addition, PACS (Picture Archiving Communication System) in OPD and wards, where investigations done on patients can be viewed online makes it easy for the students to learn about the radiological and lab reports.


Physiotherapists housed at SDM hospital, are among the most skilled professionals in treating musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. At SDM Hospital, highly skilled specialists care for patients across the full range of orthopaedic conditions, in a state-of-the-art environment. Working with patients one-on-one, the goal is to improve strength and coordination and return patient to his/or her previous levels of function and performance. The Therapists strive to decrease pain, improve function, and return patients suffering from injuries and conditions to an active life. All staff work as a part of rehabilitation team to improve the health status of the patient. The Rehabilitation of patients is carried out based on the recent advances & its evidence use of Electrotherapy modalities & Exercise therapy. Other treatment strategies such as the manipulation & mobilization for spinal & peripheral joint pathologies are carried out by the qualified staff.

The inpatient and outpatient Physiotherapy Orthopaedic team provides daily medical, rehabilitation, education, and psychological support for patients recovering from traumas and/or illnesses.

Inpatient Services

The Orthopaedic In-patient Physiotherapy team experts at SDM hospital have many years of experience of working with orthopaedic patients and are often deployed elsewhere within the hospital to provide orthopaedic input where it is required. Working primarily in orthopaedic wards, we provide full in-patient physiotherapy to elective surgery patients, that is to say, to patients undergoing planned surgical procedures - These include

  • Hip and knee replacements, shoulder surgery etc.
  • Post fracture/dislocation rehabilitation following conservative and surgically managed patients.
  • Gait training
  • Infective conditions rehabilitation
  • Arthroplasty
  • Soft tissue injury rehabilitation following conservative and surgically managed patients.
  • Amputation rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy management for pain in cases like sciatica, cervical spondylosis, and other degenerative conditions.

Outpatient Services

Our Orthopaedic-physiotherapy team-along with referring medical specialists-will develop programs tailored to patient's specific needs. These include working with patient one-on-one in important areas such as strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. All physiotherapy treatment is conducted in the ultramodern, patient-friendly environment of physiotherapy OPD and designed to not just rehabilitate but educate patient on preventing future injuries.

The Orthopaedic physiotherapy OPD offers seamless care for patients with any type of bone, joint, muscle or connective tissue injury or disorder. Our renowned orthopaedic/musculoskeletal rehabilitation specialist's team treats both pre- and post-surgical patients, as well as non-surgical disorders and injuries. The list of conditions and treatments below are some of the bone and joint conditions that are seen, diagnosed, and treated at the orthopaedic physiotherapy OPD:

  • Conditions affecting the bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles
  • Disorders of the back, neck, hip, elbow, shoulder, and hand
  • Joint pain related to arthritis

Working Hours

Monday to Saturday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Lunch Time: 1PM - 2PM