Physiotherapy improves your physical condition by restoring normal
body functions and prevents disability that may arise from disease, trauma or injury.
Your physiotherapist has a thorough understanding of how the body works gained from many years of rigorous academic study and practical experience. Physiotherapy encompasses posture, balance and movement, knowledge of diseases, injury and the healing process.
A qualified physiotherapist is a trained medical practitioner and you do not need to be referred by a doctor to see a physiotherapist. Once they are certified and registered, physiotherapists can pursue the designation of clinical specialist.
certifies physiotherapists who have focused their careers and can demonstrate advanced clinical competence, leadership, continuing professional development and involvement in research in a specific area of practice.
Candidates for the clinical specialist designation must have a minimum of five years of applied clinical experience and a minimum of 300 clinical contact hours per year for the past five years in the clinical specialty area.
Physiotherapists work in concert with other healthcare professionals, and physicians may recommend a course of physiotherapy after an injury, surgery (e.g., hip replacements) or such health issues as heart attacks or strokes.
As professionals, physiotherapists are experts at providing physiotherapy treatment for:
● Preventing injury and disability
● Managing acute and chronic conditions
● Improving and maintaining optimal physical performance
● Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability
● Educating patients to prevent re-occurrence of an injury.
● Patients may be referred to or seek assistance from a physiotherapist
for a variety of health issues and receive valuable assistance.
providing support, prevention and rehabilitation for people suffering from diseases and injuries that affect the heart and lungs, such as asthma, Cancer, palliative care
treating, managing or preventing fatigue, pain, muscle and joint stiffness, and deconditioning.
Managing and preventing incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.
● Women’s health concerns:
addressing health issues surrounding pregnancy, birth, post-partum care, breastfeeding, menopause, bedwetting, prolapsed, loss of bladder or bowel control.
preventing and treating clients with musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain.
promoting movement and quality of life in patients who have had severe brain or spinal cord damage from trauma, or who suffer from neurological diseases such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
Helping patients prevent or manage acute or chronic orthopedic conditions such as arthritis and amputations.
Managing or preventing pain and its impact on function in patients.
● Physiotherapy Techniques:
Physiotherapists employ a variety of techniques, depending on the nature of the injury or problem they are treating.