Penn Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Treatment for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders are conditions affecting the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and nerves. The pain and discomfort associated with these conditions can create limited physical functioning that can affect the overall quality of life. Our highly skilled physiatrists and healthcare professionals provide comprehensive outpatient services for a wide range of conditions that result in pain and/or disability. At Penn Medicine, we are dedicated to returning our patients to maximum physical functioning so that they can get back to enjoying their everyday lives.

Conditions That Benefit from Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal rehabilitation programs aim to improve the functional capacity and improve the well-being of the patient. Some of the conditions that may benefit from musculoskeletal rehabilitation include:

  • Knee and achilles tendon injuries
  • Tendon tears
  • Trauma injuries, such as sprains, joint dislocations and fractures
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sore shoulders
  • Pinched nerves
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Bone tumors
  • Repetitive stress injuries, such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Joint injury and replacement
  • Work related injuries

Common Treatments for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Patients are able to experience decreased pain and regain optimal strength, mobility and overall physical functioning with any combination of the following treatments:

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Injections with anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Pain medications
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Osteopathic manipulation

Providing Patient-Centered Care

Our experienced staff at Penn Therapy & Fitness pride themselves on recognizing the unique needs of every patient suffering from pain and/or disabilities as a result of a musculoskeletal disorder. Our multidisciplinary approach brings highly trained physiatrists and healthcare specialists from several different disciplines together to provide a seamless continuum of care. We not only address the primary pain and discomfort, but also strengthen the individual to prevent reoccurrence of the condition and return them to their maximum level of functioning.

Find a Physiatrist

Meet our team of Penn Medicine physiatrists that specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. To request an appointment use our online form or call 800-789-PENN (7366) to schedule an appointment.