Using knowledge from their extensive scientific background of human anatomy and physiology, physiotherapists can help to:
- Assess, diagnose and treat injuries and conditions that affect people in all ages and social groups.
- Assist a patient to prevent injury in the workplace or on the sports field.
- Promote healthier lifestyles for all.
- At the core is the patient’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.
Physiotherapists use mainly physical means such as exercise, manipulation, mobilisation, massage and electrotherapy to help patients achieve their full wellness potential.