Hi, and welcome to my website. I’m currently studying for my Doctorate in musculoskeletal health, investigating musculoskeletal disorders, diseases, and disabilities. My research is driven by both personal experience of chronic back pain, and my curious nature to all things currently unknown. I currently have a referral team of 11 likeminded allied health professionals who all are underpinned by the same ethics and morals in their practice. #DontWaitToBreak
Together we can change a paradigm in MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH
WHAT IS MUSCULOSKELETAL (MSK) HEALTH?
Musculoskeletal health is not just the absence of disease, The World Health Organisation (WHO) officially defined health as ‘a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’. My role within MSK Health is to provide all individuals who seek my help the knowledge, tools, and self-discipline to optimise their health, whilst continuing to conduct MSK health research that may support the global pandemic of MSK disorders, disease, and disabilities.
THE EVOLUTION OF POOR MSK HEALTH
Identified by Jo Abbott (PhD Studies)
MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER (MSD-1)
DISORDER (MSD-1) phase of musculoskeletal imbalances. This gives a rehabilitation professional(s) the perfect opportunity to intervene early.
Using MSK screening and treatment to greatly reduce an individuals risk of progressing to DISEASE.
MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASE (MSD-2)
DISEASE (MSD-2) phase of musculoskeletal imbalances are where trauma to the body is more permanent. Continued ADLs in an unbalanced body have accelerated wear and tear (premature ageing) of body.
Compensatory mechanisms are often fully integrated, and rehabilitation principles are focused around management of the diagnosis.
MUSCULOSKELETAL DISABILITY (MSD-3)
DISABILITY (MSD-3) is the end of the journey for the initial DISORDER (MSD-1). World Health Organisation states 33% of the World’s population are within this group.
100% of this population are at risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), Respiratory Disease, Obesity, Diabetes, and deteriorating Mental Health.