Physiotherapy, also called Physical Therapy is a healthcare profession for helping patients to restore or improve or maintain their strength and flexibility in their muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones. Patients may have lost some strength or flexibility due to illness or injury.
Pain alleviation, strengthening, and functional integration are the three degrees of physiotherapy. You must participate in both in-office and at-home exercises for your physiotherapy to be effective. Good posture, strong muscles, and strong joints help to maintain balance, endurance, and pain avoidance.
Physiotherapy is a primary care, autonomous, client-focused health profession dedicated to improving quality of life by:
- 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.