The term ‘musculoskeletal problems’ is used to describe a variety of conditions that affect the muscles, bones, and joints. Musculoskeletal problems are extremely common, and risk increases with age. Early and accurate diagnosis is the key to managing pain while potentially helping to prevent further damage. The severity of these problems can vary and they may interfere with everyday activities. Terms such as arthritis, tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica, neck ache etc. all describe musculoskeletal problems that may be helped with physiotherapy.