The musculoskeletal system is comprised predominantly of the muscles and bones of the body, but also extends to include cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other forms of connective tissue. As seems obvious, this system is of utmost importance for an individual in being able to function on a daily basis. Not only does the musculoskeletal system take on most of the responsibility for the body’s ability to support itself, it also allows the body to perform all movements, both basic and advanced. Because of the prominent role that this system plays in a person’s regular activities, musculoskeletal damage can threaten not only an athlete’s ability to participate in sports, but also any person’s ability to partake in their favorite hobbies comfortably. To maintain the capability to engage in beloved activities, prevention of and treatment for such injuries is key.
Common forms of musculoskeletal impairment include the following (and others): tendonitis, muscle tears, ligament sprains or tears, bursae and joint inflammation/irritation, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. These general categories represent a vast range of more specific conditions. Gillette Physical Therapy counters the many types of musculoskeletal problems with a staff inclusive of an all-encompassing variety of specializations, and methods of education, preventative care, and successful rehabilitation. Shoulder and knee injuries, tendon trauma, orthopedic extremity injury treatment, and post-surgical rehab are just a few of the main specialty areas that our physical therapists have advanced training in. Working in close collaboration with our physical therapists, Gillette Physical Therapy also has an occupational therapist, Dan Clouston, on staff. Clouston has additional instruction in elbow, wrist, and hand therapy, and operate as a certified hand therapy specialist. The team at GPT remains unmatched as it is made up of talented therapists, each with distinct specialties that combine to form a power group ready to work alongside you through any form of musculoskeletal recovery.