Physiotherapy is simply about helping people help themselves. The body has the capacity to heal itself. Physiotherapy helps facilitate this healing process. Its primary aim is to restore functional ability through movement, relieving pain and preventing further injury.
It consists of an extensive evaluation process, setting goals in conjunction with the patient, providing therapy and re-evaluating if goals have been met.
It caters to a wide spectrum of disorders throughout the life span of a patient, such as musculoskeletal problems of the neck and back, knee injuries, neurological problems such as strokes and cerebral palsy, fractures, joint replacements etc.
It teaches people about their bodies, their disorders and their health. It helps people lead a more active and independent lives.