Physiotherapists deal with human function and movement and help people to achieve their full physical potential. They use physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore well-being.
Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future. It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient directly in their own care. (NHS)
Like other physical therapies, Physiotherapy treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. For example:
Bones, joints and soft tissue - such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and sports injuries
Brain or nervous system such as movement problems resulting from a stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson’s disease,
Heart and circulation such as rehabilitation after a heart attack
Lungs and breathing such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis.
Physiotherapy can improve your physical activity while helping you to prevent further injuries. (NHS)