Orthopaedic Problems

There are many conditions that affect the body's musculoskeletal system that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professionals. Listed below is a small summary of the conditions which can cause orthopaedic problems:

  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid)
  • Bursitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bone fractures
  • Ligament damage
  • Osteoporosis
  • Paget's disease of the bone
  • Scoliosis
  • Joint pain

Primary care physicians frequently encounterorthopaedic problems. Most of these problems can be treated with rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medication. The more severe injuries are usually visible on radiograph, unfortunately some musculoskeletal injuries are difficult to recognise for a variety of reasons. When left undiagnosed it may develop into chronic disabling conditions. Therefore it is suggested to seek medical advice when experiencing joint or any other pain.

Problems associated with Orthopaedic Problems

The symptoms of orthopaedic problems can vary greatly from person to person and between different joints. Orthopaedic problems can lead to stiffness and pain within any joints within the body which consequently affects an individual's ability to complete the following:

  • Washing and dressing
  • Mobilising inside and outside the home
  • Driving
  • Work activities
  • Sleeping
  • Leisure and social activities
  • Household duties- cooking and cleaning

Our Occupational Therapists are experts at analysing the performance skills and patterns necessary for individuals to engage in their everyday activities. They can effectively educate and train individuals on how best to modify their current habits and routines and develop new ones to promote a healthier lifestyle and minimise effects of the orthopaedic problem.

Occupational Therapy assessments suitable for Orthopaedic Problems

Our Occupational Therapists utilise comprehensive standardised assessmentsto ascertain the relevant information required to devise a tailored treatment plan for each individual. Below is a small summary of the common assessments used with individuals with orthopaedic problems:

  • Cognitive assessments
  • Functional assessment
  • Activities of daily living assessments
  • Aids and adaptations assessment
  • Risk assessment
  • Workplace assessment

In order to ensure our assessments and treatments accurately increase an individual's independence our Occupational Therapists will also complete non-standardised assessments. This allows our therapists to observe the individual completing a task, but also interview them and take non-verbal communication aspects such as posture, facial expressions and much more into account.

Occupational Therapy treatment available for those with Orthopaedic Problems

Our Occupational Therapy treatments aim at promoting individuals health and well-being through the use of everyday activities. Our skills and experienced therapists can provide both practical and physiological support to facilitate change. Treatments for individuals with orthopaedic aim to increase an individual's life satisfaction and increase their:

  • Social interaction
  • Functional independence
  • Health and well-being
  • Condition management
  • Safety
  • Pain management

Our Occupational Therapy treatments are concerned with improving individual's performance in activities of daily living toward the goal of independence, as well as improving quality of life, and those with orthopaedic problems would benefit greatly from our Occupational Therapy. have been shown to make dramatic improvements to the lives of individual's diagnosed with osteoarthritis.


Our Occupational Therapists are highly experienced when working with individuals with orthopaedic problems and will focus therapy on lifestyle modification, health promotion, remediation of physical impairment and maximising self-care independence. All of which directly and adversely affected by orthopaedic problems.

How to arrange to see an occupational therapist?

If you feel you or a family member would benefit from ourOccupational Therapy then pleaseemail us with any of your enquires at office@londonot.co.uk or Call us on 02033 937 332



London OT offer and provide a range of Occupational Therapy services for individuals with a variety of conditions.

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