Physiotherapists are experts in movement, from the way you move your backs or limbs, to the way you breathe. Physiotherapists work to restore function and activity and prevent illness and injury, to give people the independence to stay in work and in their own homes.

The work of a physiotherapist

Patients are normally referred to a physiotherapist by a doctor. The physiotherapist assesses them and decides upon the most suitable treatment. This treatment might involve:

  • exercise
  • movement
  • hydrotherapy
  • electrotherapy
  • techniques such as massage and manipulation

Physiotherapists play a large role in rehabilitating people after illness or accidents. Health education, aimed at preventing disease and injury, is also an important part of the work.

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