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Injection therapy

Injection therapy is the use of medicines, and other selected products, by physiotherapists, which are administered by injection to intra- and extra-articular tissues and joint spaces. Injection therapy also includes aspiration of joint spaces.

Injection therapy in physiotherapy practice

Injection therapy has been formally accepted as within the scope of physiotherapy practice since 1997.

Injection therapy within the context of physiotherapy practice is used for therapeutic purposes. For example it is used to treat:

  • File 120824inflammatory pain from a range of orthopaedic and rheumatological conditions
  • spasticity and dystonia from a range of neurological conditions
  • chronic headache from musculoskeletal or neurological origin
  • some bladder disorders in women's health physiotherapy.

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