Physiotherapy is a health care profession directed at evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function. Through assessing patients, planning and carrying out individually designed treatment programs, physiotherapy can aid in alleviating pain, prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
Physiotherapy is an effective way to treat many of the common problems people experience on a daily basis. Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to help treat your muscles; joints, nerves, and circulation work to their full potential, helping repair damage, reducing pain and stiffness.
Physiotherapists also have an important role in rehabilitation, helping people who have had strokes to relearn basic movements, and preventing problems from happening or reoccurring over time.
Physiotherapy Treatments include:
- Injury specific exercise program
- Manipulation and mobilization (manual therapy)
- Electrotherapy (e.g. therapeutic ultrasound)
- Soft Tissue techniques
- Hydrotherapy techniques