Physiotherapy is done by healthcare professionals who can treat individuals of all ages who have medical problems or injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform everyday activities. Physiotherapy involves the use of a person’s medical history and physical examination in order to arrive at a proper diagnosis. This is also needed in order to establish a management plan and when necessary, incorporate the results of laboratory and imaging studies.
The Physiotherapist will work with an individual to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for a healthier, more active lifestyle. This includes providing therapeutic treatment in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by disease, aging, injury, or environmental factors. Functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy.