Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice.
They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
The profession helps to encourage development and facilitate recovery, enabling people to stay in work while helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession and takes a 'whole person' approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
At the core is the patient's involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
You can benefit from physiotherapy at any time in your life. Physiotherapy helps with back pain or sudden injury, managing long-term medical condition such as asthma, and in preparing for childbirth or a sporting event.
Physiotherapy is a degree-based healthcare profession. Physios use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as:
A common question for people that have never visited a physiotherapist is the very basic question of “What is Physiotherapy?”. Physiotherapy encompasses rehabilitation, injury prevention and health promotion/fitness. The profession employs a holistic approach to treatment, looking at the patient’s lifestyle and engaging them in their own treatment.
Common Conditions Successfully treated by Physiotherapy are:
Paediatric physical therapy assists in early detection of health problems and uses a wide variety of modalities to treat disorders in the paediatric population. These therapists are specialized in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases. Treatments focus on improving gross and fine motor skills, balance and coordination, strength and endurance as well as cognitive and sensory processing/integration. Children with developmental delays, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or torticollis may be treated  by pediatric physical therapists.Cerebral Palsy, Delayed Milestones, The list of pediatric disorders is long and varied. Not all of them can be helped by physiotherapy at this time. Presently, physical therapy can be used in many cases to relieve symptoms or even to reverse damage. Physiotherapy performs a valuable function in helping children live more normal lives.
Prenatal and Postnatal Exercises, Coccydynia, Low Back Pain .During Pregnancy exercises. *After Delivery Exercises *Urine Control Problems *Prollapse Uterus*.
Geriatric physical therapy covers a wide area of issues concerning people as they go through normal adult aging but is usually focused on the older adult. There are many conditions that affect many people as they grow older and include but are not limited to the following: arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders, incontinence, etc. Geriatric physical therapists specialize in treating older adults.
Pain relief, pre and post operative physiotherapy,treatment of Sports-related injuries, Sports Rehabilitation,Fitness testing, Prevention of musculoskeletal injuries, All kinds of orthopedic rehabilitation including Fractures.
Identifying weak muscle groups and training them in a pain free range, Stretching routines for tight structures, Learning correct posture for various exercises, Beginning of a strength outine after injury/ pain, Exercises during and after pregnancy, Various classes for children and adults including Yoga/ Pilates/ Body Toning/ Core Training, etc.