Physiotherapy is the science-based treatment of injury, disease and disorders through physical methods — such as exercise, massage, manipulation and other treatments — over medication and surgery. Physiotherapy promotes movement, helps ease pain and restores physical functions. Physiotherapists specialize in assessing a client’s condition and creating a specific treatment plan focused on each individual’s goals.
Physiotherapy 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. It can help with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma, and in preparing for a sporting event.