A Physiotherapist’s role in your health care is very important, such as:
- Assessment of movement, strength, endurance and other physical abilities.
- Assessment of the impact of an injury or disability on physical function.
- Assessment of physical preparation for work and sports.
- Program planning and education to restore movement and reduce pain.
- Individualized treatment of an injury or disability based on scientific knowledge and a thorough assessment of the condition, environmental factors and lifestyle.
Physiotherapists provide valuable health care for people throughout their life – from birth to old age. For instance, physiotherapists can:
- Prevent and treat sports injuries;
- Restore and increase range of motion in joints;
- Increase co-ordination;
- Counsel and education in pre- and post-natal care;
- Design user-friendly homes and workplaces;
- Educate clients in the use of devices such as canes, crutches and wheelchairs;
- Help injured individuals return to work successfully.
BENEFITS OF PHYSIOTHERAPY:
- Physiotherapy can make a difference in an individual’s ability to live an active, healthy lifestyle. For many seniors, disabled or chronically ill people, physiotherapy is the key to restoring and maintaining a level of physical function that permits independent living. Physiotherapy is one way to successfully push physical limitations to secure the Freedom to Function.
- Physiotherapy benefits include decreasing pain, improving joint mobility, increasing strength and coordination and improved cardiorespiratory function. Everyone can benefit from physiotherapy whether you are living with a chronic illness, recovering from a work injury or suffering after a sports activity.
- Physiotherapy increases your independence and gives you the Freedom to Function in your home, workplace or your favorite leisure activity. Physiotherapy offers a range of specialized services of benefit to patients with heart and lung disease, traumatic, workplace and athletic injuries, amputations, arthritic joints, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord and nerve injury, cancer and pre- and postsurgical needs