Physiotherapy, or physical therapy, is designed to assist people to have as much mobility as possible (or help prevent further injuries) if affected by injury, illness or disability.
This therapy can include giving general education and advice, giving specific movement, exercise and physical activity advice and manual therapy.
General education and advice often includes discussion around your overall build, maintaining a healthy weight and regular exercise. It may also include offering advice in relation to everyday activities to reduce any potential risks e.g. maintaining good posture and correct lifting and carrying techniques.
Specific movement, exercise and physical activity advice includes exercises to improve mobility and strength in a specific area of the body, whole body exercises, hydrotherapy (exercises in water) and assessing for and providing mobility aids.
Manual therapy includes the physiotherapist moving, manipulating and massaging certain areas of the body to improve circulation, mobility and reduce pain and stiffness and for relaxation.
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