What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a medical science concerned with the assessment, maintenance, and restoration of the physical function and performance of the human body.

Physiotherapy does this by

  • Improving and maintaining functional independence and physical performance.
  • Preventing and managing pain, physical impairments, disabilities and limits to participation; and
  • Promoting fitness, health and wellness.

Physiotherapy’s unique contribution to health care stems from its advanced understanding of how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well, and how to restore mobility.

How physiotherapy can help you?

Your physiotherapist provides valuable health care for people throughout life – from birth to old age.

Your physiotherapist can:

  • Perform a thorough assessment to identify and determine the extent of your problems and address them using the best available treatment strategy.
  • Identify the causes and any predisposing factors behind your condition and present a program designed to avoid reoccurrence of your symptoms.
  • Provide rehabilitation following occupational or sporting injuries.
  • Provide rehabilitation and exercise before and after surgery.
  • Provide advice on exercise programs.
  • Provide or advise on special equipment or supplies.