What is a Physiotherapist?

A physiotherapist is a university-educated health professional and a recognized member of your health care team. Physiotherapists work in many areas including cardiorespiratory, orthopedics, neurology, pediatrics, women’s health, seniors’ health, and sports. Physiotherapy is anchored in movement sciences and aims to enhance or restore the function of multiple body systems. The profession is committed to health, lifestyle, and quality of life. CONCERNED WITH
  • Assessing, treating, and preventing human movement disorders
  • Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity, and overall health and wellness;
  • Preventing disease, injury, and disability;
  • Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions;
  • Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance;
  • Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions; and
  • Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury, or functional decline
  • Skilled evaluation
  • Skilled hands-on therapy such as mobilization, manipulation, massage, and acupressure.
  • Individually designed exercise programs
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Sophisticated equipment
  • Hydrotherapy and biofeedback
  • Specialized electrotherapy equipment
  • Heat, ice, and traction to relieve pain and assist healing and recovery
  • Suitable walking aids, splints, and appliances
  • Patient education.