What is Physiotherapy?
- Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.
- 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 to remain independent for as long as possible.
- Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a ‘whole person’ approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
- At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
- You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma , and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.
Text from The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy