Physiotherapy is committed to client-centered services that respect the autonomy and dignity of the recipient. Physiotherapists are bound by ethical principles to act with integrity, accountability and judgement in the best interests of the client. Physiotherapists act within the professionís scope and the professionalís own competency.
Physiotherapy is a recognized health profession that evolves through integrating critical appraisal of new knowledge with research, education and practice. Physiotherapistís practice may involve clients of all ages in a variety of settings providing health services in many contexts from wellness, health promotion and prevention, acute care and rehabilitation, to disability and disease management.
Primary Functions: Physiotherapists utilize diagnostic and assessment procedures and tools in order to develop and implement preventive and therapeutic courses of intervention. They apply a collaborative and reasoned approach to help clients achieve their health goals, in particular focusing on the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiorespiratory and multi-systems.
In areas that include paediatrics, geriatrics, oncology, womenís health, pain, critical care, wound care, occupational health and sports medicine. Physiotherapists analyze the impact of injury, disease, disorders, or lifestyle on movement and function. Their unique contribution to health care is to promote, restore and prolong physical independence by enhancing a clientís functional capacity. Physiotherapists encourage clients to assume responsibility for their health and participate in team approaches to health service delivery. As for example: Athletic injuries, Neck or back pain including whiplash and disc injuries, Post and pre-natal rehabilitation, Frozen shoulder, Obesity, Metabolic disease, Diabetes, Arthritis and osteoporosis, Nerve damage, Sciatica, Repetitive strain injuries, Overuse injuries, Chronic injuries, Bursitis, Tendinitis, Rehabilitation after surgery, Rehabilitation after a car accident, Poor posture.
Due to analysis of assessment findings planning an intervention strategy will established that is consistent with; clientís goals, general health status, functional needs, and assessment findings and that incorporates the application of selected approaches and techniques supported by the best evidence available.
Physiotherapy Interventions: That is Personalized and include, but are by no means limited to, the following broad categories: Education, consultation, health promotion and prevention, Therapeutic Modalities, Conditioning + Strength, Orthopaedic Assessments, Manual Therapy.
Physiotherapy is ideal for
- Post /motor vehicle accident injuries
- sport/athletic injuries
- workplace injuries
- carpal tunnel / tendinitis
- tennis elbow
- knee / ankle strain
- repetitive strain injuries