Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is a healthcare profession that aims to promote, maintain, and restore physical function and mobility. It involves the use of various physical techniques, exercises, and modalities to improve a patient's range of motion, strength, flexibility, and overall physical fitness.
Physiotherapists work with patients of all ages who have various health conditions or injuries, including neurological disorders, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, sports injuries, and post-surgical rehabilitation. They develop individualized treatment plans based on the patient's specific needs and goals, which may include manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, electrotherapy, and other interventions.
The ultimate goal of physiotherapy is to help patients achieve optimal physical function, prevent further injury or disability, and improve their quality of life. Physiotherapists also play a crucial role in educating patients about their conditions and empowering them to manage their own health and wellbeing.