Treating muscular soft tissue injury

When patients present with a musculoskeletal injury, one of the main goals for a GP is to minimise the risks of re-injury.

Soft tissue injuries are the most common type of injury among active people.1 While these injuries have traditionally been managed conservatively, musculoskeletal injuries are often disabling and impact on activities of daily living. 

musculoskeletal injury

Annually, these injuries account for 4.1 million presentations to GPs across Australia, of which, 40% are sprains and/or muscle strains.2,3

However, despite this high prevalence, many doctors frequently report a lack