Physiotherapy is the treatment of injury, trauma, disease, and disorders through physical methods — such as exercise, massage, stretching, functional training, manipulation, etc. — over medication and surgery. Physiotherapists, or physical therapists, are highly trained health professionals who provide treatment for people suffering from physical problems arising from injury, disease, illness, and aging. A physiotherapist’s purpose is to improve a person’s quality of life by using a variety of treatments to manage pain, balance, mobility, and restore motor function or, in the case of permanent injury or disease, to minimize the effects of any dysfunction. The role of a physiotherapist is diverse. A physiotherapist may have to assess the patient’s physical condition to diagnose problems and execute a treatment plan or re-train patients to walk or cope with walking frames, wheelchairs, etc. Also, physiotherapists spend much time educating patients and the community to prevent injuries and help people lead healthy lifestyles. Physiotherapists work in many fields of specialty.
- Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapists help their patients gain endurance in the face of cardiac or pulmonary illnesses or after surgery.
- Geriatric Physiotherapists deal with the special needs of the elderly and help them continue to maintain an active lifestyle.
- Neurological Physiotherapists specialize in patients that could have any one of many neurological illnesses or injuries, such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke.
- Orthopedic Physiotherapists treat problems with the musculoskeletal system.
- Pediatric Physiotherapists treat children with developmental delays, congenital problems, injuries, or illness.
- Sports Physiotherapists specialize in working with athletes and their unique needs.
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