What is Physiotherapy?Physiotherapy is...
- a health care profession concerned with human function and movement.
- a science-based profession which identifies movement as central to health and well being.
- an autonomous profession (practitioners make their own clinical judgements and treatment choices). Systematic clinical reasoning, utilising up to date research & evidence is used in a problem-solving approach to patient-centred care.
- will look at the 'whole' person taking into account previous medical history, work and lifestyle as well as any psychological, cultural and social factors which may influence their clients. They will then make a diagnosis and devise a treatment programme that is tailored to an individual's needs. They try and bring the patients into an active role to help make the best of independence and function.
- help millions of people every year manage the effects of illness, accidents, disability and the stresses and strains of everyday life.
- aim to identify and make the most of movement ability by health promotion, preventive advice, treatment and rehabilitation.
- use physical treatment approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being.
- core skills include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and the application of electrophysical modalities.