What is Physiotherapy and what do Physiotherapists Do?

Physiotherapists are experts in the examination and treatment of musculo-skeletal, neuro-muscular and cardio-thoracic problems that affect peoples' abilities to move the way they want and function as well as they want in their daily lives

 

Physiotherapy uses a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints work to their full potential. It can help repair damage by speeding up the healing process and reducing pain and stiffness. Physiotherapists also have an important role in rehabilitation, for example, helping people who have had strokes to relearn basic movements. However, physiotherapists don't just offer treatment; their advice can help you prevent problems from returning or even from happening in the first place.

 

Patient education is key to the success of physiotherapy.