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)



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