Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them remain independent for as long as possible. Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that approaches health and wellness from a 'whole person' perspective, which includes the patient's overall lifestyle.
The patient's involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment, and participation in their treatment, is central.
Physiotherapy can help you at any stage of your life. Physiotherapy aids in the treatment of back pain or sudden injury, the management of long-term medical conditions such as asthma, and the preparation for childbirth or a sporting event.