Physiotherapy is the art and science underlying movement and function, whereby physiotherapists make clinical judgments and apply their skills to develop a client’s functional abilities.
Physiotherapy is a primary care, autonomous, client-focused health profession dedicated to improving quality of life by:
Promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness;
Preventing disease, injury, and disability;
Managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions;
Improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance;
Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions;
and Educating and planning maintenance and support programs to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.