Physiotherapy is a degree based health care profession that advocates evidence based practice but ultimately works with people to assess and then intervention focuses on achievement of a patient specific functional goal.
Physiotherapists clinically assess and develop management strategies in partnership with the client. Physiotherapy aims to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness, or disability and optimise physical well-being.
Physiotherapists use physical therapies such as exercise, manual therapies, posture control, as well as advice and education.
Physiotherapy assists recovery from physical or cognitive adversity caused by injury, disease or from any disability. Physiotherapy is also used to optimise physical performance and well-being. Physiotherapy takes a “whole person approach”, including a variety of cognitive management strategies that remove barriers to recovery or achieve optimal performance. Physiotherapy always involves a patient specific goal which generates the end point of the rehabilitation or treatment plan.