- by Dr Mahesh G (pt)
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- Jun 19 2017
What is physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy helps refurbish function and movement when someone is affected by disability, injury or illness.
Through movement and manual therapy, exercise, advice and education physiotherapists help people affected by injury, disorders or impairments.
They sustain health for people of all ages, helping patients to prevent disease and manage pain.
The profession helps to vitalize growth and aid recovery, allowing people to stay in work while helping them to remain self-sufficient for as long as possible.
What is the role of physiotherapists?
Physiotherapy is a profession based on science and takes a ‘complete individual perspective to health and wellbeing, which involves the patient’s general lifestyle.
At the key is the patient’s participation in their own care, through education, awareness, sanction and involvement in their treatment.
At any time in your life you can benefit from physiotherapy. Physiotherapy helps sudden injury, with back pain administering long-term medical condition such as asthma, and a sporting event or in preparing for delivery.
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which is degree-based. To enhance a variety of conditions related with different framework of the human anatomy Therapists use their proficiency and skills, for instance:
Neuromusculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, injury due to sports, arthritis)
Cardiovascular (chronic heart disease, rehabilitation after heart attack)
Neurological (Parkinson's, stroke, multiple sclerosis,)
Respiratory (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis)
Physiotherapists work in a variety of branches in health and social care. To add on, some physiotherapists are involved in research, service management and education.
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