Physiotherapy is defined as,
“the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery”.
Modern Physiotherapy is the complex integration of evidence based manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and self management techniques to improve movement, reduce pain, enhance healing and increase quality of life.
Physiotherapists work in hospitals, private practices, rehabilitation centres, sporting clubs and community health centres. They must be registered in Australia by the Physiotherapy Board of Australia after successfully completing a university degree in physiotherapy. Physiotherapy courses vary from state to state and can be done through a bachelor, masters or professional doctorate program.
Physiotherapist assess, diagnosis and develop a treatment strategy which takes into account your general health, activities and lifestyle. Treatments may include:
Here are some of the different areas of physiotherapy: