Physiotherapists are skilled in the assessment and management of a broad range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems. Here are some of the ways a physiotherapist can help:
Physiotherapists treat people in hospitals and clinics, neighbourhood schools, patients homes, long-term care homes, and sports medicine facilities. When an accident or illness affects your body, your physiotherapist, a university-trained medical professional can restore your health. Physiotherapists treat the whole body, and the whole person with a biomedical and biopsychosocial (holistic) approach.
With ongoing clinical research, physiotherapists and massage therapists continue to develop techniques to prevent and treat physical injury and disorders. Physiotherapists believe in evidence based practice, meaning treatment approaches are founded in solid research and are recommended by the greater medical community.