What is it?
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession which facilitates functional ability through movement to promote health and wellbeing. It is a restorative profession that treats people with injury, mobility issues and disabilities through movement and exercise to the person’s full potential.
Physiotherapy is especially useful in rehabilitation following stroke, injury, surgery or certain medical conditions. It also has been hugely beneficial for bone and soft tissue injuries such as back, neck or joint pain, heart and circulation problems or lung and breathing related issues.
Physiotherapists are specially trained and regulated practitioners working in exercise therapy. They consider the body as a whole, identifying the different elements of its moving parts and working to have them move in harmony where they no longer are.
Though they may administer hands-on therapy in the form of manipulation of your muscles in order to relieve pain, physiotherapists also work a lot with tailored exercise programmes.