Physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic conditions to help improve function, mobility, and pain. Physiotherapy is a research-based, client-centered approach to help:
- manage acute and chronic conditions
- promote mobility, physical activity, and health and wellness
- help with rehabilitation of injuries
Some of the interventions used in physiotherapy may include:
- joint mobilizations
- therapeutic exercises
- soft tissue release
- therapeutic modalities (such as shockwave or neuro-muscular electrical stimulation).
The goal of treatment is to help educate patients on their condition and provide a plan to help improve or maintain their level of function in activities of daily living, hobbies, or sports. Physiotherapy can also help optimize movement, prevent re-occurrence of injuries, or help with the overall strength and mobility of the human body.