What is a physiotherapist’s expertise?
Physiotherapists study the science of movement. They learn how to pinpoint an injury’s root causes.
When should I go see a physiotherapist?
Think about getting physiotherapy if you have an injury, or chronic pain that affects how you function every day. A doctor may refer you to physiotherapy after surgery such as a hip replacement, or an event such as a heart attack or stroke.
What can I expect at a physiotherapy session?
1. The physiotherapist learns about your medical history.
2. The physiotherapist assesses and diagnoses your condition.
3. You receive a treatment plan that sets goals for you.
4. You are prescribed a course of exercises and any assistive devices needed.
Physiotherapists focus on both prevention and rehabilitation. Treatment can be for problems caused by injury, disease or disability. Here are some examples: