Physiotherapy is a health care profession which provides services to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, disease or environmental (psychosocial) factors. Functional movement is a high central element in what it means to be healthy.
Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, rehabilitation and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing. It involves the interaction between physical therapist (PT), patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists.
Patients to refer to physiotherapy:
- Back / neck pain
- Referred pains
- Muscle / joint pain
- Postural problems
- Training programs
NB 2 – 3 Treatments to decrease pain, identify pathology or impairment. Referral to biokinetics for wellness, continues exercise.