Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assists people to restore, maintain and maximize their strength, function, movement, and overall well-being. The terms "physiotherapy" and "physical therapy" mean the same thing and are used interchangeably, as are the terms “physiotherapist” and “physical therapist”.
A common question for people that have never visited a physiotherapist is the very basic question “What is Physiotherapy?”. Physiotherapy encompasses rehabilitation, injury prevention, and health promotion/fitness. The profession employs a holistic approach to treatment, looking at the patient’s lifestyle and engaging them in their own treatment.
Physiotherapy can be defined as a treatment method that focuses on the science of movement and helps people to restore, maintain and maximize their physical strength, function, motion, and overall well-being by addressing the underlying physical issues.