Physiotherapy is a client-focused health
profession dedicated to improving quality of life by:
Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness
Preventing disease, injury, and disability
Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions
Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance
Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions
Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.
Physiotherapy aims to enhance or restore function of multiple body systems. The profession is committed to health, lifestyle and quality of life. This holistic approach incorporates a broad range of physical and physiological therapeutic interventions and aids.
Physiotherapy services are those that are performed by
physiotherapists or any other trained individuals working under a
physiotherapist’s direction and supervision.
(from: Canadian Physiotherapy Association)