Physiotherapy is an important part of healthcare and is based on a detailed understanding of how the body functions such as posture, movement, balance and healing process. Physical therapy aims at developing, maintaining and restoring the mobility of a person throughout life. An expert physical therapist will invest time examining and rehabilitating the person suffering from any condition such as pains and dysfunctions. They will educate the patient and their loved ones on how to bring comfort from the suffering and in turn, help reduce the stress. Therapy can help one become stronger, more flexible, increase freedom of movement and mobility, breathe easier, reduce pain, stay active and prevent injury.
Physiotherapists can provide services in different professional settings such as rehabilitation centres, hospitals or acute care facilities, long term care facilities, home care programs, public health units, private clinics, schools, child development centres, industry, recreation centres, sports clinics and facilities, universities and even at home. They treat people who are suffering from illnesses, injuries, or disabilities through manual therapy, exercise, and movement. The physical therapy approach includes educating the patient about their condition, restrictions, and strengths. Physiotherapy is limited to a particular age group or particular ailment and has scientifically proven benefits for people of all ages and conditions. Doctors suggest physiotherapy to recover from various chronic or acute pain, soft tissue injuries, arthritis, gait disorders, cartilage damage and physical impairments typically of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, etc. and even in post-surgical recovery helping people to get back to their regular routine at the earliest.