Physiotherapy is a health care profession that provides treatment to individuals to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and function. Physiotherapists work across many settings such as in hospitals (acute and rehabilitation), community health centres, private clinics, sports settings or in workplaces.
Physiotherapists also work with patients of all ages (from paediatric to the elderly) and can assess and provide treatments for patients with musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory or neurological disorders. Disorders can be caused by many factors including ageing, sports or work related injury, long periods of inactivity, disability or disease. Physiotherapy may also help patients with vertigo (dizziness) or patients with chronic pain.
Physiotherapists are involved in health promotion, exercise prescription, injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation with the aim of improving patients’ quality of life. Physiotherapy may help patients resume their normal lifestyle and activities, treat and help avoid injuries and help in maintaining a fit and healthy body.
The physiotherapy process involves assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, treatment.
Please refer to the following links if you would like further information on physiotherapy.
Australian Physiotherapy Association