Physiotherapy is the treatment of injury or deformity using physical methods such as massage, heat treatment and exercise instead of drugs or surgery. It helps people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise taking a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, which includes the patient’s general lifestyle.
At the core is the patient’s personal involvement through education, awareness and participation in the treatment process. Physiotherapy helps in dealing with disease of the following nature:
- Neurological (stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s)
- Neuro-musculoskeletal (back pain, whiplash associated disorder, sports injuries, arthritis)
Physiotherapy helps restore movement and functionality when affected by injury, illness or disability.