Physiotherapist is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapy is anchored in movement sciences and 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 (i.e therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, postural training, acupuncture, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, laser, etc).
Physiotherapists are primary care practitioners, which means you do not need a doctor’s referral in order to see a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapy services are those that are performed by physiotherapists or any other trained individuals working under a physiotherapist’s direction and supervision.