Physiotherapy is the health care profession dedicated to improving and restoring mobility through prevention and treatment of injury and movement problems. Physiotherapists have advanced knowledge of how the body moves, what keeps it moving and how to regain lost mobility.
Physiotherapists work with individuals of all ages to assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of conditions including musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardio-respiratory problems.
Physiotherapists have an important role in health promotion and disease prevention. Physiotherapists work in many settings including acute care, rehabilitation, community care, long-term care and private practice.
Physiotherapy treatment may include education, exercise prescription, manual therapy and modality use.