Understanding muscle injuries
Muscle Injuries are complex
A new classification tool
Munich consensus statement explained and simplified
The Munich Muscle Classification tool has 4 main types of muscle injuries, these being:
It is important to recognize that the rehabilitation for each of these types of muscle injuries is different. What is used to treat one type is not necessarily the best treatment for another type. This is one of the benefits of having a classification tool like this.
If you need advice with management of your muscle injury get in contact with one of our leading Physiotherapists, Jayce Gilbert or Av Kumar.
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